- The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, April 5th
- The Maple Leafs are listed as road underdogs in the Tuesday NHL odds
- Read below for Leafs vs Panthers odds, picks and prediction
A busy Tuesday in the NHL features a heavyweight matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs (44-19-5) and Florida Panthers (48-15-6) on April 5th. The puck drops at 7:00 PM EST at FLA Live Arena. The Maple Leafs are listed as +138 road underdogs in the Leafs vs Panthers Tuesday NHL odds. The total is set at 7 with oddsmakers projecting a high-scoring battle between two elite offenses.
Let’s take a look at the Leafs vs Panthers odds and find the best NHL bet.
Leafs vs Panthers Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Tuesday Apr. 5||Toronto Maple Leafs||+1.5 (-167)||O 7 (-103)||+138|
|7:00 pm ET||Florida Panthers||-1.5 (+137)||U 7 (-120)||-167|
Odds as of April 4th at Caesars Sportsbook App
Ontario online sports betting markets list the Leafs at -167 odds on the puckline, while the Panthers are +137 to win by two or more goals. Florida’s -167 moneyline price means they have 62.55% implied probability to win.
How to Bet Leafs vs Panthers in Ontario
Sports betting in Ontario went live Monday, meaning bettors living in the province can now legally wager on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Multiple Ontario sports betting apps became available for download in Ontario, including Caesars, BetMGM, Bet365 and BetRivers.
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Unsure on how to bet Tuesday’s NHL game? Read below for our betting analysis and pick.
Leafs Underdogs in Tuesday NHL Odds
The Maple Leafs are listed as rare road underdogs against the Panthers in the Tuesday NHL odds. Toronto’s +138 moneyline price gives them only 42% implied probability to win. Sheldon Keefe’s team is coming off a huge 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.
The back-to-back situation is a key reason for Toronto’s underdog price against the Panthers. Although Florida will have a rest advantage, the Leafs have actually performed well on back-to-backs. Toronto is 8-2 in their last 10 game of a 3-in-4 situation.
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 5, 2022
Toronto’s lethal offense is the major reason to considering betting them in the Tuesday NHL odds. The Maple Leafs have scored five or more goals in five straight games. Toronto also has the NHL’s top power play unit, featuring leading goalscorer Auston Matthews
The goaltending situation is where it gets interesting for Toronto against Florida. With Jack Campbell getting the nod Monday night, backup netminder Erik Kallgren (4-2-1, .906 SV%, 2.71 GAA) is Tuesday’s projected starting NHL goalie.
Panthers Betting Analysis as Home Favorites
Florida enters Tuesday’s NHL game against Toronto boasting a near-perfect record on home ice. The Panthers have gone 28-6-0 at FLA Live Arena this season. Andrew Brunette’s club enters Tuesday’s game riding a four-game winning streak.
Florida have been just as explosive offensively as Toronto, scoring at least four goals in seven straight games. The Panthers have the top-ranked offense on the season, while the Leafs are in second. Florida superstar Jonathan Huberdeau is third in NHL scoring with 97 points.
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— x – Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) April 1, 2022
Florida does hold a defensive edge over Toronto, which is something that’s factored into this NHL betting line. The Cats are only giving up 2.90 goals per game, while the Leafs are allowing 3.03 goals per contest.
Florida is expected to start rookie goalie Spencer Knight in net against the Maple Leafs. The 20-year-old has had an up-and-down season, posting a 15-8 record with a .904 save percentage and 2.90 GAA.
Leafs vs Panthers Pick & Prediction
It’s almost always a goalfest when the Panthers and Leafs do battle in the NHL odds. The two Atlantic Division heavyweights have combined for at least seven goals in five straight meetings. The “over” trend is something you should keep in mind when making a pick on the game.
Leafs vs Panthers Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|03/27/2022||TOR 5 – FLA 2||TOR||TOR||Push|
|02/27/2020||FLA 3 – TOR 5||TOR||TOR||Over|
|02/03/2020||TOR 3 – FLA 5||FLA||FLA||Over|
|01/12/2020||FLA 8 – TOR 4||FLA||FLA||Over|
|03/25/2019||TOR 7 – FLA 5||TOR||TOR||Over|
It’s rare to see a total of 7 for an NHL matchup, but oddsmakers set it there for good reason. These are the two highest-scoring offenses in the NHL and both boast elite superstars. Furthermore, both projected starting goalies for Tuesday are below-average in save percentage.
Here are some betting trends to note for Leafs vs Panthers:
- Over is 4-0 in Maple Leafs last 4 games as a road underdog
- Over is 9-1-2 in Panthers last 12 vs. Atlantic
- Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings
Leafs vs Panthers has all the makings of another high-scoring affair. Toronto in particular should be able to get this game over the total due to Florida missing their best d-man, Aaron Ekblad (lower body). The Cats are only 15th in PK percentage and face Toronto’s lethal PP unit.
Trust these two offense to stay hot at FLA Live Arena. Bet Over 7 goals in the Tuesday NHL odds at Caesars Sportsbook.
Pick: Over 7 (-110)
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