Florida Panthers @ Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

Panthers @ Maple Leafs team statistics

Florida Panthers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida PanthersWWWLLLLLWL
Toronto Maple LeafsLLWLLWLWLL
4 wins / 0 draws / 6 defeats
  • San Jose Sharks @ Florida Panthers2-6
  • Florida Panthers @ Nashville Predators4-2
  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ Florida Panthers1-3
  • Florida Panthers @ Montreal Canadiens1-5
  • Florida Panthers @ Vancouver Canucks1-5
  • Florida Panthers @ Calgary Flames3-4
  • Florida Panthers @ Pittsburgh Penguins1-5
  • Florida Panthers @ Buffalo Sabres3-4
  • Philadelphia Flyers @ Florida Panthers1-2
  • Montreal Canadiens @ Florida Panthers5-3
3 wins / 0 draws / 7 defeats
  • Arizona Coyotes @ Toronto Maple Leafs4-2
  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ Florida Panthers1-3
  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning4-2
  • Colorado Avalanche @ Toronto Maple Leafs6-3
  • Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs3-2
  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ New Jersey Devils4-2
  • Nashville Predators @ Toronto Maple Leafs4-0
  • Vancouver Canucks @ Toronto Maple Leafs0-5
  • Minnesota Wild @ Toronto Maple Leafs4-3
  • New York Islanders @ Toronto Maple Leafs4-0

Did the Leafs finally right the ship?

It might have been just an unfortunate coincidence but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ recent dip in form happened to correspond with the end of the William Nylander contract holdout. Whether or not he was worth the money he was holding out for, he got it, and now it’s time for this team to show how potent they are.

However in Nylander’s first 5 games back in the lineup the Leafs lost 4 of them, including a 4-3 OT loss this past Saturday in Florida to these very Panthers. Mitch Marner led a spectacular 3rd period comeback scoring the tying goal twice, and getting the Leafs to overtime.

mitch marner

It looked like the Leafs had all the momentum with a rowdy group of away fans in the expensive seats making it feel like a Leafs home game. But an odd man break led to Aleksander Barkov completing a hat trick for the win. 

Now tonight on Thursday December 20th, the Leafs get the Panthers in a rematch at home in a head to head series where the home team has won the last 7 games.

The win on Saturday snapped a 4 game losing streak for the Panthers who followed it up with a 5-2 road win in Buffalo on Tuesday. The Leafs also played a road game Tuesday and may have finally found the chemistry they were looking for, scoring 3 goals in a 6 minute span in the first period en route to a 7-2 smacking of the New Jersey Devils.

The Panthers are .500 team overall with a record slightly under .500 on the road, but more importantly they have a negative 14 goal differential on the road so far this season while the Leafs have a plus 12 on home ice.

Furthermore the Leafs have covered the puck line in 6 of their last 7 home games. The Panthers have lost by two or more goals in 5 of their last 8 road games.

Value on the under?

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    The Leafs are 5-9-1 on the Over/Under at home this season

Leafs need to stay out of the box

The Florida Panthers have a top five powerplay unit in the NHL this season, whilst the Leafs are 18th in penalty killing.

Fortunately for the boys in blue, they are one of the least penalized teams in the league in terms of minutes per game.

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