The Toronto Maple Leafs head to the Sunshine State for a meeting with the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Centre. The Leafs are coming off a 4-3 lost to the Winnipeg Jets and will be looking to get back on track, as they are riding a 2-game losing streak. The Panthers took care of business in their last game vs. Vancouver, as they jumped out early and never looked back in a 5-2 win over the Canucks.
According to the Raymond Report Handicapping Tipsheet, the Leafs have a 57% chance of winning, compared to 41% for the Panthers. Expect Frederik Andersen and his 21-8 record to get the start for the Maple Leafs tonight, while it’s expected the Panthers will counter with Sergei Brobrovsky who is sporting a 16-12 record with a 3.29 GAA.
Toronto Maple Leafs (24-21 SU – B-Neutral)
- Days Rest: 3
- Streaks: 2 SU Lost – 2 ATS Lost – 2 Over
- Next Game: At home vs. New Jersey – The Leafs have a (17-19 SU – 22-15-0 ATS – 21-12-4 O/U) before facing the Devils.
Florida Panthers (23-21 SU – B-Neutral)
- Days Rest: 2
- Streaks: 1 SU Win – 1 ATS Win – 2 Over
- Next Game: At home vs. Los Angeles – The Panthers are (5-6 SU – 6-5-0 ATS – 10-1-0 O/U) before facing the Kings.
Raymond Report Predictions:
The Raymond Report has the Toronto Maple Leafs winning 3.28 to 3.24 vs. the Florida Panthers with the predicted over/under to land on 6.52. Bet the Maple Leafs at Bookmaker.eu.
Chances of Winning:
- Toronto Maple Leafs Chances of Winning the game: 57%
- Florida Panthers Chances of Winning the game: 41%
Ron’s Betting Tip: The one thing about teams playing in the State of Florida, stay focus on hockey and not the nice weather and trying to treat this game like a mini vacation, as the Vancouver Canucks found out in their last 2 games last week vs. Tampa Bay and Florida. The Leafs have lost 2 straight games and the bookmaker think they should be the team to beat this evening, as they’ve labeled them a -115 moneyline favorite. The Leafs are 11-4 SU as a road favorite averaging 4.27 GF and allowing 2.87 GA.
Last 10 Head to Head Matchups
The Toronto Maple Leafs will need Auston Matthews and his 31 goals to get past the Panthers this evening who are riding a 2-game winning streak. In the last 10 meetings between the Leafs and Panthers, the battle has been an even one at 5-5 SU with the O/U at 4-5-1.
Florida Panthers OVER/UNDER 81% Trend
|When a FLORIDA team played as a home team – Last 5 years – After a non-conference game – Coming off a Home Win as a Favorite||3-11-0||6-8||2-9-3|
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