The Toronto Maple Leafs (25-16-6) meet the Calgary Flames (25-18-5) in the NHL at the Scotiabank Arena on Thursday evening.
The Maple Leafs broke a run of three straight losses with a 7-4 win on home-ice against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Auston Matthews scored a hat-trick, with John Tavares, Frederik Gauthier, Zach Hyman and William Nylander scoring the other goals for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 24 saves.
In terms of NHL stats, Toronto are averaging 3.66 Goals per Game (GPG) and they are allowing 3.28 (GA). Matthews leads the way in terms of goals and points, with 34 and 57 respectively, while Mitch Marner has registered 33 assists. They are 12-5-6 on home-ice.
The Flames saw their five-game winning streak broken on Monday night as they went down to a 2-0 loss on the road at the Montreal Canadiens.
It was the sixth occasion this season in which Calgary have been shutout. David Rittich stopped 35 shots.
Calgary are averaging 2.65 GPG, while they are allowing 2.94 (GA). Elias Lindholm has 20 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 38 points and Johnny Gaudreau has provided 25 assists. They are 12-11-2 on the road.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames Betting Lines & Pick
With regards to Maple Leafs vs Flames picks for this game, the home-ice advantage is with the Maple Leafs and they also provide a far greater goal threat than the Flames. On that basis they have to be the tips to win this.
NHL Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs to Win @ -167 (1.60) with 888Sport