Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers - 2/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (28-17-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (28-17-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under:
The Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Florida Panthers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 23 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 47 assists and Mike Hoffman has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 112 goals on 1,095 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 23 goals on 206 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 36 goals, Mitch Marner has 37 assists and Morgan Rielly has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 114 goals on 1,273 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 40 goals on 349 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or less goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Maple Leafs are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference, 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win and 13-6 in their last 19 overall. The over is 6-2 in Panthers last 8 overall. The over is 7-2 in Maple Leafs last 9 overall. The Panthers are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto. The home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The home team has dominated this series, including winning the last 10 meetings overall and 13 of the last 16 meetings. So, the Maple Leafs should have the edge in this contest. However, the Florida Panthers are currently playing the better hockey and lit the Maple Leafs on fire a couple of weeks ago, scoring eight goals with just 29 shots on goal. The Panthers are enjoying their best stretch of the season, while the Toronto Maple Leafs have cooled off the last couple of weeks. Assuming we're getting plus money with the road team, I'll snag the Panthers for a big victory.