NHL Betting Previews Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers – 2/27/2018
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a great opportunity to encroach upon the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. Unfortunately for Toronto, the Leafs let that online NHL betting opportunity slip through their fingers, keeping the Lightning safely atop the Atlantic Division. However, in tonight’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers matchup, Toronto will have an opportunity to avenge last night’s loss. Let’s take a gander at what the parlay payout odds have to say about this Tuesday night matchup.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers – Tuesday, February 27th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs +1 ½ (-330) -125
Florida Panthers -1 ½ (+255) -110
Toronto Maple Leafs
Normally, the Leafs would turn to Auston Matthews to get the W this evening. However, seeing as Matthews is currently injured, the team will have to turn elsewhere. Perhaps Mitch Marner, who leads the club in assists, can help pick up the slack. All in all, the Maple Leafs enter this evening’s contest with a 39-20-6 record. That record yields Toronto 84-point on the season, placing them 5-points behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Let’s take a look at how well Toronto matches up against this evening’s opponent.
Unsurprisingly, the Maple Leafs have a statistical advantage on both sides of the puck. For starters, Toronto’s 6th rated scoring offense is vastly superior to Florida’s 13th ranked scoring unit. On top of that the Maple Leafs also have a defensive advantage. Since Toronto ranks 13th in goals allowed, while Florida ranks 26th, it’s pretty clear that the Maple Leafs should get the job done on the road this evening.
Team captain Derek MacKenzie leads the Panthers into battle this evening, looking to pick up the Panthers’ 3rd consecutive victory. Presently, Florida is sitting on a 28-25-6 record that ranks them 4th in the Atlantic Division. Furthermore, the Panthers’ 62-points on the season places them a whopping 20-points behind the 3rd-seeded Boston Bruins. With that in mind, it’s pretty obvious that the Panthers are out of playoff contention. Nevertheless, the Panthers can still try and upset the Maple Leafs on home ice this evening.
So which way should online NHL betting players side in this evening’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers matchup? All things considered, there’s no reason to back the Panthers this evening. Florida might have home field advantage, but there’re too many obstacles for them to overcome this evening. The sportsbook odds out on Toronto make them a great betting option for tonight’s action.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers Betting Predictions
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers Picks
Despite coming into this matchup with a good bit of momentum, players can expect Toronto to come out on top this evening. The Maple Leafs need a win after losing to the divisional leaders last night. On top of that, Toronto has too big of a statistical advantage over Florida. Sign up now to take advantage of the great odds available on the Leafs!
Score Prediction: 5-4 Toronto. The Maple Leafs avenge last night’s loss while the game turns into a bit of a shootout. The TOTAL will be OVER but Toronto fails to cover the spread.