Panthers face Toronto Maple Leafs: NHL odds preview and stats


Florida Panthers

Toronto Maple Leafs
12-17-5 December 17, 2013, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 17-15-3



The Toronto Maple Leafs look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Panthers arrive at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 12-17-5 this season, while the Maple Leafs are 17-15-3. Florida is 14-16-4 against the total, while Toronto is 17-17-1 versus the number.

View Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Maple Leafs in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -142 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Maple Leafs - Panthers odds would favor the Maple Leafs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 22.

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Florida was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They won as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Toronto was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.21 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 24.11% rate while the Panthers have a 74.04% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Panthers at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Toronto is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games at home


Next up:
Florida at Ottawa, Thursday, December 19th
Toronto home to Winnipeg, Thursday, December 19th
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