Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 10/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-111) Panthers (-111)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (2-1-0) are on their way to FLA Live Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Florida Panthers (1-2-0). The moneyline on this game has Toronto at -111 while Florida is coming in at -111. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-1 defeat against the Blackhawks in their previous outing. The Maple Leafs didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 35 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Toronto tallied 13 penalty mins in this matchup.
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In relation to scoring goals, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned 13 goals (5th in hockey) this season and have allowed 13. For the season, they sit with 4 points and their points % is .667. Toronto has accumulated 10 power play chances and they have notched 4 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 40.00%. When at even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 11 goals while earning 9 on the offensive side of the ice. Toronto has taken 110 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.8%. The Maple Leafs so far have had 87 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .851. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have 9 power play opportunities (28th in the NHL) and have scored 2 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Samsonov. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Samsonov has recorded 60 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .496. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 7,463 mins between the pipes. Samsonov has seen 3,573 shots taken against him and he has 3,240 saves. Opponents have notched 333 goals versus Samsonov in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.68. He has accumulated a record of 81-32-13 and was named the starter in 121 games. Samsonov has played in 133 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last outing, Florida played the Devils in a game where the Panthers notched a victory by a final of 4-3. They had 4 power play chances in this game and tallied 1 out of those attempts. The Panthers scored 4 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Florida Panthers have a total of 8 goals, 2 points, in addition to a points percentage of .333. They have allowed 11 goals to be scored by way of 6 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have earned 6 goals at even strength and 2 goals (19th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 14 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.29%. Florida has put up 104 shots (11th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.69%, while allowing their opponents 90 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 66.67% on their oppositions 15 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 87.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in goal. He has recorded 17,311 saves out of the 18,924 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .915. Bobrovsky holds a career mark of 361-209-51 and has been in net for 645 games. He has been a starter 629 contests and has played for a total of 37,084 minutes. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.4% and he has 361 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,613 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-111)
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