Looking to win big? The Panthers and Maple Leafs face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Maple Leafs are hosting the game at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. The Panthers are favored by -1.5 in this Atlantic division showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs +1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, April 1st.

WHY BET THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Maple Leafs to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Maple Leafs on the moneyline (+100)
  • The Maple Leafs are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can The Panthers Secure a Win at Toronto?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Panthers are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, Florida has a record of 47-22-5, giving them 99 points. In their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 4-6, including a 2-3 mark in their last five games.

On the road this year, Florida has a record of 25-9-3, and they have been favored in 60 of their 74 games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Panthers have gone 28-14, and they have been favored in 41 of their games against conference foes.

Florida enters the game with a puck line record of 36-38, including a mark of 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three road games. Overall, the Panthers’ average scoring differential sits at +.8 goals per game, and they have 29 wins by multiple goals.

So far, Florida has been favored in 60 games and has a puck line record of 25-35 in those contests. In their last ten road games, the Panthers have gone 9-1 against the puck line.

For the season, Florida’s games have finished with an average of 5.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Panthers have an over/under record of 27-44-3.

Across their last three road contests, Florida has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. This season, the Panthers have a 33-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-4 record.

Florida’s leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far, he has 51 goals which is 3rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 35 assists so far.

The Maple Leafs defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Toronto. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 8th with 5 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has started 53 games this season. His current record stands at 33-16, and his save percentage is 0.946%.

Does Toronto Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Maple Leafs have gone 20-13-3, and in the Eastern Conference, they are in 5th place with 93 points. In their last ten games, Toronto has gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. Overall, the Maple Leafs are 42-22-9 for the season.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Leafs have gone 18-23 this year, and they have gone 36-16-7 when favored. As the underdog, Toronto has gone 6-6-2 this season. In their last three games, the Maple Leafs are 2-1, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2.

On the year, Toronto has gone 29-44 against the puck line, including a mark of 13-23 at home. So far, the Leafs have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals.

As the underdog, Toronto’s puck line record is 10-4, and their average scoring differential when playing as the underdog is +.1 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Leafs have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

On average, Toronto’s games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Maple Leafs come in with an over/under record of 39-32-2.

Across their last three road contests, Florida has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

The Maple Leafs come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Toronto’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.

Toronto’s leading goal scorer is Auston Matthews. So far this season, he has 60 goals, placing him 1st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Matthews has 35 assists this season.

Toronto defense takes on the Panthers ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Toronto. They also are 8th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Florida, goalie Joseph Woll has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 11-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.55%.