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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers - 3/28/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida Panthers (39-28-7) at Toronto Maple Leafs (45-24-7)
Date & Time Wednesday March 28, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -155 / Florida Panthers +140 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FS-Florida
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The Florida Panthers visit the Air Canada Centre for an NHL bout with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Florida Panthers have been desperate and playing well with the postseason on the line each time they take the ice. Florida has won four of five following a 3-0 victory at the New York Islanders where the defense has pitched a shutout for the 4th time in ten games.

Aaron Ekblad and Nick Bjugstad gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead in the first period with Vincent Trocheck adding a second period power play goal. Evgenii Dadonov gave Florida two assists to make a winner of James Reimer and his 46 saves while Christopher Gibson stopped 38-41 shots.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been playing well with wins five of seven and a spot in the postseason wrapped up. Toronto is looking to rebound from a 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday where Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau scored second period goals.

Jack Eichel gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the first and scored the game winner in the third period with Casey Nelson also scoring in the third. Zemgus Girgensons gave Buffalo a pair of helpers and Chad Johnson stopped 39 shots to get the win while Frederik Andersen stopped 24 shots for Toronto.

Panthers are 8-1 in their last 9 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 vs. a team with a winning record and Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. Over is 11-0 in Maple Leafs last 11 vs. a team with a winning record and over is 7-0 in Maple Leafs last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Panthers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. 

This looks to be one of those games that is appealing to watch and not so much on the betting front…

Pick:
under 6 // will update

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