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Panthers to Win, Maple Leafs to Cover in NHL Picks on April 16

There is a chance that the matchup between Toronto and Florida will be a prelude to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Toronto is locked into the No. 3 spot in the Atlantic Division while Florida trails Boston by one point in the division standings. This is Florida’s final regular-season game while the Bruins also play their regular-season finale on Tuesday. Florida is listed by the NHL latest lines as the favorite at home against the Maple Leafs.

Toronto can clinch the season series with a win or an overtime loss after winning the previous two games. In the last meeting, Toronto won 6-4 behind two goals from Auston Matthews. The game went over the 6-goal total on a Vladimir Tarasenko goal early in the third period. The previous nine games between the teams finished under the total.

Panthers to Win, Maple Leafs to Cover in NHL Picks
Panthers to Win, Maple Leafs to Cover in NHL Picks

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, Florida is tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for the best odds to win the Stanley Cup.Toronto is ninth at +1400 in the championship odds.


Maple Leafs vs Panthers Game Information

  • Game: Maple Leafs (46-24-10) vs Panthers (51-24-6)
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • Maple Leafs vs Panthers Live Stream: NHL.com


The Panthers have won their last four games and 11 of the last 16 as the home favorite. They have covered in just three of the last 14 games as the favorite on home ice. The Maple Leafs are 4-4 outright and 5-3 against the puck line this season as the road underdog.

Florida is priced at -160 to win the game outright while the Maple Leafs is +140 in our NHL betting lines. The Panthers are +155 to cover the 1½-goal puck line while the Maple Leafs are at -175.

The Maple Leafs and the Panthers meet on Tuesday, April 16, at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. You can watch the game on ESPN at 7:30 pm ET.


Maple Leafs vs Panthers Odds and Spreads


  • The total went under in five of the last six times Toronto played at Florida.
  • Florida is 45-20-2 as the favorite this season.
  • Toronto has a 6-7-2 record as the underdog.
  • The total has landed under in each of Florida’s last five games.
  • Just 14 of Florida’s 40 home games have finished over the total.
  • The Panthers are just 13-27 against the spread on home ice.
  • Six of Florida’s last seven home games went under the total.
  • Toronto has covered in just 18 of its 39 road games.


Maple Leafs vs Panthers ATS Pick: Maple Leafs +1½ (-175)

Seven of the last 10 times that the Maple Leafs and the Panthers squared off, the game was decided by one goal. Two of the other matchups were headed that way before late empty-net goals. That is something to consider when looking at the NHL odds tonight.

While the New York Rangers have secured home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs, Florida has a chance to win the Atlantic Division title so there is still plenty to play for. When looking at the NHL Vegas odds, go with Florida to win but for another matchup with Toronto to come down to the bitter end.

Defensemen Joel Edmundson, John Klingberg and Connor Timmins as well as forwards Max Domi and Bobby McMann are out for Toronto.

Forward Alekander Barkov and defensive Oliver Ekman-Larsson are questionable for the Panthers while defenseman Aaron Ekblad and center Carter Verhaeghe are out. It is definitely worth monitoring the updates to see if either Barkov or Ekman-Larsson will be on the ice against Toronto.



Maple Leafs vs Panthers Over/Under Pick: Over 6(-120)

When looking at the NHL over/under predictions, keep in mind that seven of the Maple Leafs’ last nine games against Atlantic Division teams went under the total.

Since the start of February, Toronto has led the NHL with an average of 3.94 goals per game while the Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes are the only teams to have at least seven combined goals scored per game during that stretch. Florida is second behind the Carolina Hurricanes with an average of 2.19 goals allowed per game during that span.



Maple Leafs vs Panthers Prop Pick: Toronto C Auston Matthews 1+ Goals (-134)

No NHL player has scored 70 goals in a season since Teemu Selanne and Alexander Moligny both accomplished the feat during the 1992-93 season. Matthews is currently at 69 goals and has scored goals in eight straight games. He could be an enticing option when making your player prop bets. It might even be worth looking at the +200 odds for Matthews to score twice since he had two goals and one assist the last time he faced Florida.

Maple Leafs vs Panthers Prediction

Panthers 4, Maple Leafs 3



Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Maple Leafs or the Panthers?

Florida is 40-41 against the spread this season compared to a 32-48 record for the Maple Leafs..

What is a good player prop option for the Florida Panthers on April 15?

Florida’s Anton Lundell has points in five of his last six games and has at least three shots on goal in five consecutive games. Although he has no goals and no assists in the first three games against Toronto, consider the +119 odds for Lundell to record a point against the Maple Leafs.

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