Hockey odds preview - Toronto vs. Florida


Toronto Maple Leafs

Florida Panthers
30-21-6 February 04, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 21-27-7



Hockey bettors look for value at BankAtlantic Center on Tuesday as host Florida battles the Toronto Maple Leafs in hockey odds action.

The Maple Leafs will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 30-21-6 this season, while the Panthers are 21-27-7. Toronto is 32-22-3 on the totals; Florida is 25-25-5.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -105 moneyline in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Panthers and the No. 20-ranked Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Toronto won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Senators on February 1. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Florida was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They lost as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.42 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.09 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 8.84% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 77.95% of their penalties.

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Thursday, February 6th
Florida home to Detroit, Thursday, February 6th
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