Florida Panthers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 1/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM (BB&T Center)

FLA +100, O/U 6.5

The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Sunrise, FL on Sunday for a game against the Panthers in a matchup of teams from the Atlantic Division.  In their last game, the Maple Leafs were defeated by the Winnipeg Jets by the score of 4-3 in a shootout.  Toronto received 2 goals from Auston Matthews while Dmytro Timashov, but it wasn’t enough to come out on top.  Maple Leafs goalie Frederick Anderson got the start in net for Toronto but took the loss as he allowed 3 goals on 28 Winnipeg shots in the game.   

On the season, the Maple Leafs are currently 24-15-6 and are currently in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division.  Austin Matthews leads Toronto in points with 54 and goals with 31. Mitch Marner leads Toronto in assists on the season with 31. Goalie Frederick Anderson is 21-8-5 on the season with 1 shutout and a 2.74 goals against average. Backup goalie Michael Hutchinson is 3-6-1 with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 3.68.  Toronto enters Sunday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Andreas Johnsson is on injured reserve. 

The Florida Panthers welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to town on Sunday after winning their last game against the Vancouver Canucks by the score of 5-2.  The Panthers received goals from Mark Pysyk, Evgenii Dadonov, Mike Hoffman and 2 goals by Noel Acciari.  Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky recorded the win in net for the Panthers as he made saves on 28 of 31 Ottawa shots in the game. 

The Panthers are now 23-16-5 on the season which puts them in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida in points with 59 and in assists with 42 on the season.  Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida in goals as he has recorded 19 so far this year with 8 coming while on the power play.  Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 16-12-4 with 1 shutout and a 3.29 goals against average.  Florida’s backup goalie, Chris Driedger is 4-2-0, with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.16. Florida enters Sunday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Mackenzie Weegar is listed as day to day.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored an average of 3.58 so far this season while allowing 3.16 goals per game.  The Florida Panthers have scored 3.52 points per game while allowing 3.30 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Maple Leafs are 3-2 but have lost 2 games in a row. The total has gone over in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games. The total has gone over in 8 of Florida's last 12 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Florida's last 5 games against Toronto. Toronto is 0-5 Sn their last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida, therefore, I will be going with the Panthers in this one.  Florida wins this one 4-3.

Travis’s Pick Florida Panthers +100(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.