Maple Leafs set to play host to Flyers
The Toronto Maple Leafs have already beaten the Philadelphia Flyers once this season as those Eastern Conference teams meet in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks on Saturday.
The Maple Leafs pulled out a 3-1 road win on the NHL odds board in their last game against the Flyers on October 2 in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The improved the Maple Leafs to just 4-6 in their last 10 games against the Flyers.
The Maple Leafs sport a record of 33-23-8 heading into this matchup, while the Flyers sit at 33-24-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-27-3 for the Maple Leafs and 31-25-7 for the Flyers.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Flyers listed earlier today as underdogs of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
The Maple Leafs sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Capitals on March 5. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Maple Leafs were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +153 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 8-ranked offense (2.95 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.92 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 21% rate while the Flyers have a 83.27% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Flyers at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games at home
Philadelphia home to New Jersey, Tuesday, March 11th
Toronto at Anaheim, Monday, March 10th