Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Maple Leafs and Flyers. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The Maple Leafs are favored by -1.5 in this Eastern conference contest against the Flyers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6 goals.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +1.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:

  • The Maple Leafs enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Maple Leafs on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Flyers (+1.5)

Can Toronto Lock in a Road Win?

On the season, Toronto has gone 37-19-8 and is in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. In the Eastern Conference, the Maple Leafs are 5th. When playing on the road, Toronto has gone 19-7-6.

Over their last ten games, the Maple Leafs have gone 7-3 and have won two straight games as the favorite. In games where Toronto has been favored, they have gone 32-14-7 on the year.

On the season, the Maple Leafs have a puck line record of 22-42 and their average scoring margin sits at +.5 goals per game. So far, Toronto has had 19 wins by multiple goals and 18 wins by just one goal.

As the favorite, the Leafs’ puck line record is at 15-38, and they have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last five road games, the team’s puck line record is at 3-2, and they are 12-20 vs. the puck line on the road this season.

For the season, Toronto’s games have finished with an average of 6.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.5. Overall, the Maple Leafs have an over/under record of 33-29-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Maple Leafs have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

On offense, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Toronto’s offense is currently ranked 8th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the league.

Toronto’s leading goal scorer is Auston Matthews. So far this season, he has 54 goals, placing him 1st in the NHL. Matthews also comes into the game with 26 assists.

In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Ilya Samsonov has started 30 games this season. His current record stands at 17-5, and his save percentage is 0.642%.

Are Philadelphia Ready for a Home Win?

At home this year, the Flyers have gone 17-13-3, and they have been the underdog in 45 of their 66 games this season. In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is in 6th place and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Flyers have a record of 34-24-8, and they have gone 8-11 against divisional opponents.

Over their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone 5-5, and they have won 2 of their last 3 games. In the last five games, the Flyers have gone 3-2. For the year, Philadelphia has been the favorite in 21 games, and they have gone 13-6-2 in those matchups.

Philadelphia enters the game with an overall puck line record of 39-27, including a road puck line record of 25-8. So far this season, the Flyers have 20 wins by multiple goals and 14 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games, the Flyers have a puck line record of 6-4, including a home puck line record of 14-19. In their last ten games at home, Philadelphia has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

Games involving Philadelphia have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Flyers come in with a record of 27-36-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Maple Leafs have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

On the offensive side, the Flyers are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Philadelphia offense is ranked 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 1st in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Philadelphia’s offense is Travis Konecny. Coming into the game he has 27 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. Konecny also comes into the game with 29 assists.

Philadelphia defense takes on the Maple Leafs ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.6 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 16th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Samuel Ersson comes into the game having made 36 starts this season. So far, his record is 19-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.716%.