Panthers vs Maple Leafs Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+115) Maple Leafs (-105)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (28-17-7, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Florida Panthers (28-17-5, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, February 3, 2020. The line on this contest has the Panthers priced at +115 and the Maple Leafs are at -105. The O/U has been set at 6. The Panthers are covering 53.2% of the time, having gone 25-22 SU. Toronto is covering 52.9% of the time, going 27-24 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game with a record of 28 wins and 17 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 180 goals which ranks them 4th in the East and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +16, putting them at 10th in the league. The Panthers currently have a total of 61 pts, which ranks them 14th in the league and 9th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,660 which ranks them 6th in the East and 10th in the league. As a team, Florida has a total of 856 hits which has them averaging 17.1 per contest. They currently have a total of 612 blocks for the season. The goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has played a total of 2,135 minutes minding the net for the season. Bobrovsky is conceding an average of 3.26 GAA which has him placed 29th in the East and 59th in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 116 goals. He has a save % of .897 which has him placed 27th in the East.
The Florida Panthers will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 0 defeat against the Montreal Canadiens the last time they stepped on the ice. The Panthers had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 0 out of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 6 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Florida earned a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers was 27 and the Corsi against at even strength was 59 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 3140.0%. Their Fenwick was 20 and the Fenwick against sat at 38, meaning they had a rate of 3450.0%. They won 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 33.3% and they had a PDO of 88.9 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Montreal Canadiens earned 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 12 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play chances.
The Maple Leafs will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 28 wins and 17 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 6th in the East and 7th in the NHL with +20. They have compiled a total of 187 goals for the season which has them ranked at 1st in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has a team save percentage of .901 which has them sitting 22nd in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 10.7% which is good for 4th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.87 goals per contest and that places him 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 33rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,386 mins he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 114 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910, which puts him at 14th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 32nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs went up against the Ottawa Senators in a matchup where the Maple Leafs ended up with the win by a final score of 2 - 1. For this matchup, Toronto went home with a 6200.0% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 62 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 38. They had a Fenwick percentage of 5950.0% by earning a Fenwick of 44 and the Senators earning a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Toronto played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 95.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 65.0%. The Maple Leafs notched 2 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 2 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Senators had 3 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Toronto gave up 25 shots on goal and the Senators earned 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+115)
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