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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs (44-19-5) square off with the Florida Panthers (48-15-6) at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Maple Leafs 5, Panthers 3

Best Bet

Maple Leafs +155
Maple Leafs +1.5 (-152)
Over 6.5 (-149)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS PREDICTIONS

The Maple Leafs registered a 6-2 victory over the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in Tampa, as Auston Matthews scored three more goals to tie the franchise's single-season record for goals with 54. He has now scored a goal in six consecutive games, and the hat trick was his fourth of the season, and seventh of his career. His partner in crime, Mitchell Marner, has registered six goals and 22 points during a 10-game point streak, too.

The Panthers are looking for a little revenge after a 5-2 loss in Toronto on March 27, as the total pushed in that one. That loss served as a wake-up call, as the Panthers have registered four consecutive wins, all the while becoming the first team in the NHL to clinch a playoff spot. However, the four-game win streak consists of victories against the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, four teams likely to be on the couch watching the playoffs.

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING ODDS

Maple Leafs +155
Panthers -164
Maple Leafs +1.5 (-152)
Panthers -1.5 (+140)
Over 6.5 (-149)
Under 7 (-105)

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Atlantic
  • Venue: FLA Live Arena
  • Location: Sunrise, Fla.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 7:00 p.m. ET

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 44-19-5
  • ATS: 30-38
  • O/U: 38-27-3

The Maple Leafs have won five straight games, including victories over playoff-bound teams Florida, Boston and Tampa Bay, with the latter two games on the road. Toronto has scored five or more goals in each of the five victories, averaging 6.0 GPG, and all five victories have been by two or more goals, with two of the victories coming as an underdog.

The Leafs have won five of the past six against winning teams, while going 23-8 in the past 31 against Eastern Conference teams. The Leafs have posted win in 14 of the past 20 games inside the Atlantic Division, too, including that 5-2 win over the Panthers in TO.

It's all OVER all the time for the Leafs, going 31-12-3 in the past 46 games overall, while going 20-6-1 in the past 27 games on the road. The OVER is also 4-1 in the past five as an underdog, and 8-3-1 in the past 12 inside the division. The OVER is 2-0-2 in the past four when playing on no rest, too.

FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 48-15-6
  • ATS: 37-32
  • O/U: 41-24-4

The Panthers came alive in that loss against the Maple Leafs in Toronto, rattling off four straight wins. That's par the course at home, too, as Florida has been money on home ice. The Panthers are 42-10 in the past 52 home games. The Panthers are also 22-5 in the past 27 against Eastern Conference foes. They're also a ridiculous 43-9 in the past 52 as a home favorite, too.

Like the Leafs, it's been all about the OVER lately, as you don't see many totals of UNDER 7 in the NHL. Well, these days you do, but it's a rather new occurrence. The OVER is 34-15-3 in the past 52 games overall, while going 21-7-1 in the past 29 games at home. The OVER is also an insane 21-4-2 in the past 27 against Eastern Conference teams, too, while going 9-1-2 in the past 12 against Atlantic Division teams.

The Panthers have owned this series lately, at least at home, going 6-1 in the past seven meetings against the Leafs at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise. The home team has cashed in 14 of the past 17 games at home, with the OVER 4-0-1 in the past five meetings.

The Maple Leafs have won five of the past six games against winning teams. (Getty Images)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS CONCLUSION

These are two red-hot teams, and the two Atlantic Division teams could be on a collision course for a playoff series, too. Both sides have tremendous, high-octane offenses, and adequate goaltending. The defense could use a little assistance, but some of the brightest offensive stars reside on the rosters of these two, from Jonathan Huberdeau and Sam Reinhart, as well as Aleksander Barkov, while the Leafs have the likes of AM34, Marner and John Tavares, as well as William Nylander.

As such, this will be a game of fire-wagon hockey. We'll see plenty of offense, and very little resistance. Playing the Leafs lightly on the road as a moderate underdog is the way to go, as they're easily the better value straight up. They're also not terribly expensive on the puck line if you don't trust them to win outright. But the best play on the board is the OVER.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING TRENDS

  • Maple Leafs are 5-1 in the past six vs. winning teams.
  • Maple Leafs are 1-4 in the past five as a road underdog.
  • Maple Leafs are 14-6 in the past 20 vs. Atlantic Division teams.
  • Maple Leafs are 23-8 in the past 31 vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Panthers are 42-10 in the past 52 home games.
  • Panthers are 43-9 in the past 52 as as home favorite.
  • Panthers are 22-5 in the past 27 vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Panthers are 20-8 in the past 28 vs. Atlantic Division teams.
  • OVER is 31-12-3 in the past 46 overall for the Maple Leafs.
  • OVER is 20-6-1 in the past 27 road games for the Maple Leafs.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five as an underdog for the Maple Leafs.
  • OVER is 13-5-3 in the past 21 vs. winning teams for the Leafs.
  • OVER is 2-0-2 in the past four on no rest for the Maple Leafs.
  • OVER is 34-15-3 in the past 52 games overall for the Panthers.
  • OVER is 21-7-1 in the past 29 home games for the Panthers.
  • OVER is 9-1-2 in the past 12 vs. Atlantic Division teams for the Panthers.
  • Panthers are 6-1 in the past seven home games vs. Maple Leafs.
  • Home team is 14-3 in the past 17 meetings.
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in past five meetings.

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