Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 5/12/23

Chris RuffoloMay 11, 2023
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The Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in game five of their Eastern Conference semi-final series in NHL action from Scotiabank Arena on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.

Odds

Toronto’s listed as a -170 home favorite while Florida is a +145 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.

Matchup History

Toronto’s 2-1 win in game four on Wednesday snapped Florida’s three-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.

Trends

Florida is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Toronto is 59-28 in their last 87 home games and 7-1 in their last 8 games played on 1 days rest while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall.

Pick

I’m backing the under here. Toronto’s scored two goals in six straight playoff games, and I expect this to be a defensive war once again even if Toronto gets past a pair of goals here. This series is starting to get physical and chippy and I think the defense and goaltending gets ratcheted up here. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Under 6.5
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