The Florida Panthers (13-7-1) travel to face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-6-3) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Maple Leafs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
The Panthers come in with an overall record of 13-7-1. On the road, Florida has a 6-4-1 record, whereas they are 7-3-0 at home. Their current record places them 2nd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 3rd in the Eastern conference. This season, Florida’s average scoring margin is +.4, which has their puck line record at 7-14. Their average home scoring margin is +.5, and in road games, it stands at +.3.
Facing the Senators in their last game, the Panthers won by a score of 5-0. Throughout the game against the Senators, Panthers’ offense managed to score in every single period. Of Florida’s five goals, three were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 38 shots on goal and two giveaways.
Florida secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Toronto Maple Leafs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Panthers, the Maple Leafs have a record of 10-6-3 so far. At home, their record is 5-4-0 and 5-2-3 on the road. Their current record places them 5th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 7th in the Eastern conference. Toronto has four wins by more than one goals and dropped five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 4-15 this season.
After suffering a 3-2 loss on the road to the Penguins, the Maple Leafs are looking to bounce back today. In the first period, the Maple Leafs found success on offense with two times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Toronto went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
Florida Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 20th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. Florida’s offense is currently ranked 20th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 26th in the league.
This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 10-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 11 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Toronto Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Maple Leafs have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. In terms of the Maple Leafs’ offense during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.
The Maple Leafs’ over/under record this season is 9-9-1. For the season, they have had 10 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging7 goals per game.
Florida Team Defense
Defensively, the Panthers are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.4 shots per game against Florida. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Toronto Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Maple Leafs’ defense is 16th in takeaways at 7.3 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 20th in the NHL.
Panthers vs Maple Leafs Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Florida has an puck line mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last five home games, Toronto has an puck line record of just 0-5. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Maple Leafs have an puck line record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.
- The last three games that Florida was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Panthers to defeat the Maple Leafs while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +118, I’m placing a wager on the Panthers to win outright.
Our projections have the Panthers pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Panthers, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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