On Thursday, the Toronto Maple Leafs head to Florida hoping for a rare road win against the Panthers. The home team has won 13-of-16 matchups. That makes Florida a safe pick to beat the Leafs on Thursday. Will the Panthers come through? Or, will the Leafs break the home-ice advantage? Check out NHL odds, a preview, and a free pick for Maple Leafs vs Panthers!
Maple Leafs vs Panthers NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
- TV: FoxSports
- Live Stream: NHL TV
- Moneyline Odds: Maple Leafs -115 / Panthers -105 Over/Under Odds: 7
Why Toronto Maple Leafs are a good bet to win -115
Although Toronto has had its ups and downs this season, they remain in third place in the toughest division in hockey. Boston leads the Atlantic. Tampa is in second place. The Leafs are in third place with 74 points. Not only that but Toronto heads into this matchup off a fantastic 4-3 road victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That makes the Leafs a solid choice to get it done on Thursday.
- Goals For: 3.5
- Shots For: 33.2
- Power Plays: 23.8%
- Face-Offs: 52.9%
- Goals Against: 3.3
- Shots Against: 32.1
- Penalty Kills: 76.1%
- Shutouts: 0
Why Florida Panthers are a good bet to win -105
Florida went 3-2 in 5 straight away games. They return home on Thursday. That should help the cause because the Panthers have a solid 16-12-2 home record. Also, in the last head-to-head, the Panthers dominated. They beat Toronto 5-3. That match happened on Feb. 3, not too long ago. Florida Panthers can beat the Toronto Maple Leafs again. The fact that the home team often wins this matchup provides more evidence that the Panthers are the team to back.
- Goals For: 3.5
- Shots For: 32.6
- Power Plays: 22.1%
- Face-Offs: 50%
- Goals Against: 3.4
- Shots Against: 32.5
- Penalty Kills: 77.9%
- Shutouts: 2
NHL Betting Trends for Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers
- Maple Leafs are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Florida
- Home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings
- Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
- Maple Leafs are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win
- Under is 5-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 7 on a Thursday
- Panthers are 0-7 in their last 7 versus a team with a winning record
- Florida is 0-4 in their last 4 at home
- Over is 10-2-1 in Panthers’ last 13 home games
Maple Leafs vs Panthers NHL Final Betting Analysis
Toronto is up against it on Thursday. The Leafs are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings while the home team is 13-3 in the last 16 head-to-head. That makes Florida a solid play, right?
Not necessarily. The Panthers will send the thirtieth ranked defense in goals allowed per into this match. It’s a bad matchup for Florida because Toronto averages 3.5 goals per. The Maple Leafs should score at least 4 on Feb. 27. They might score 5.
Even though the Panthers beat Toronto 5-3 earlier in the month, the circumstances are different. Florida is 0-3 SU in their last 3 home games. The Maple Leafs have a ton of confidence after beating the hottest team in NHL, the Lightning, on the road in their last. Back Toronto to get the win.
NHL Free Pick: Maple Leafs -115