Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Dec 6): Flames vs Maple Leafs Prediction
The NHL has been in full swing this week and it continues Wednesday night. Four games are on the board for Wednesday’s matchups. The night could be filled with highlight with exciting games like Chicago versus Washington on. Here are my best bets for December 6, 2017. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read out Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus betting picks for tonight. Odds for our NHL picks can be found at BetOnline.
Calgary Flames +1 ½ (-229) at Toronto Maple Leafs -1 ½ (+199)
The Maple Leafs and Flames meet for the second and final time this season on Wednesday night. The Calgary Flames are 14-12-1 on the new season. Calgary has stumbled recently. The Flames have lost two straight and five of their last seven. Toronto has been much better, going 17-10-1. The Maple Leafs have lost four of their last seven.
Toronto has been the better team on the season and it showed in the first matchup between these two teams. Toronto visited Calgary on November 28. The Maple Leafs won 4-1. Toronto had a 3-0 lead in the third period when Michael Stone brought the game within two goals. Leo Komarov scored an empty netter to seal the deal. Frederick Andersen stopped nineteen of twenty shots, while Mike Smith allowed three goals on twenty-nine.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored more goals than any other team. The Maple Leafs have scored ninety-eight goals in twenty-eight games. Auston Matthews, Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk each have thirteen goals. With players like Nylander and Marner to get the offense started with some passing, the Maple Leafs have been a dangerous team on offense.
One player has been the clear leader for the Flames on offense. Johnny Gaudreau has thirty-six points in twenty-seven games. Sean Monahan is second on the team and the only other player to break the twenty-point mark. Monahan has twenty-seven points in as many games.
Toronto holds a big deficient on the special teams’ side. The Maple Leafs have one of the leagues best power plays. Toronto has been able to score on 23.17 percent of their man advantages. The Flames have not been great at killing off the penalties against them. Calgary has only killed 75.28 percent of the penalties against them.
Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction
The Maple Leafs have an advantage on the penalty killing side as well. Calgary has been able to score on a respectable 20.43 percent of their power play opportunities. Toronto has been able to stop opponents on 82.02 percent of their power plays. With an advantage on both the power play and penalty kill, the Maple Leafs could use special teams to get a big win on Wednesday night.
The Maple Leafs are +199 when laying a goal and a half. This implies that Toronto would only win this game by two or more goals 33 percent of the time. I believe that with a better forward core and special teams, Toronto could win by two or more goals forty percent of the time.