Leafs look for a victory in Philadelphia
The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in seven of the last nine games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Philadelphia Flyers as those teams meet on Friday night.
The Maple Leafs topped the Flyers 4-3 as a -120 favorite on the NHL betting lines when the two teams last met on March 8 in an OVER result for totals bettors.
The Maple Leafs have managed to win four of their last five against the Flyers on the NHL odds.
Philadelphia will face the 36-30-8 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Flyers are 34-30-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Maple Leafs are 40-31-3 favoring the OVER.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Maple Leafs listed earlier today as underdogs of 157 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Flyers) and the No. 24 (Maple Leafs) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
The Maple Leafs were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Flyers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 11-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.12 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.47% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 78.54% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Maple Leafs at Flyers trends to consider:
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to Detroit, Saturday, March 29th
Philadelphia home to Boston, Sunday, March 30th