Panthers vs. Maple Leafs - 12/28/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (20-12-3) at Florida Panthers (15-9-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -105 / Toronto Maple Leafs -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNONT, FSFL, TVA
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers meet Sunday afternoon at the BB&T Center.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost three of their last four games and play for the first time since Tuesday. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have five power play goals in their last seven games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 17 goals, James van Riemsdyk has 17 assists and Tyler Bozak has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 2.9 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 64 goals on 815 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 36 goals on 387 shots.
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The Florida Panthers have won three of their last four games and play for the first time since Monday. The Panthers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have one power play goal in their last eight games and have won seven of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 12 goals, Aaron Ekblad has 14 assists and Brad Boyes has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Al Montoya has allowed 17 goals on 200 shots faced and Roberto Luongo has given up 58 goals on 766 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 6-14 in their last 20 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 18-37 in their last 55 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Maple Leafs are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Florida.
I've been riding the Panthers all season and it's really starting to pay off this month. Florida has had success in the past against Toronto and has been hot at home. Give me the Panthers once again.