Maple Leafs vs Panthers Prediction - NHL Picks 10/19/23

Florida Panthers (1-2) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (2-1)

Game Info: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amerant Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -111 / Toronto Maple Leafs -111 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at FLA Live Arena. 

Maple Leafs Look to Bounce back

The Maple Leafs won their first two games of the season, but they are coming off a loss in the last game. In the last game the Maple Leafs faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks and they only scored only one goal. Joseph Woll was in goal and he wasn’t great stopping only 27 of the 30 shots he faced. Over the first two games the Maple Leafs scored 13 goals total and they need to get the offense going again here. 

Maple Leafs Betting Trends

  • The underdogs have won eight of the Maple Leafs' last 11 games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in 14 of the Maple Leafs' last 15 games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The Maple Leafs have won the first period in four of their last five night games against the Panthers following a home loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in eight of the Maple Leafs' last 12 games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.

Panthers Look for Second Win

The Panthers really struggled in the first two games, but in the last game they finally picked up their first win. On Monday, the Panthers scored four goals against the New Jersey Devils, and that was enough for the one goal victory. Sam Reinhart had a strong game scoring two goals on five shots on goal. Matthew Tkachuk finished with two assists and four shots on goal. Sergei Bobrovsky saved 31 of the 34 shots that he saved. Over the last two games the Panthers have given up nine goals. 

Panthers Betting Trends

  • The Panthers have won seven of their last eight games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Panthers have covered the puck line in each of their last 11 games as underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Panthers have won the second period in each of their last five night games following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in six of the Panthers' last eight night games.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Maple Leafs offense struggled in the last game, but they are going to have no issue getting back on the right track here. The Panthers defense gave up nine goals over the last two games and they are going to really struggle again in this game. Look for the Maple Leafs to score at least five goals here, and that is going to be enough to get the job done here. Back the Maple Leafs on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Maple Leafs ML

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