Flyers vs. Maple Leafs Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 24, 2018

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Morgan Rielly is giving the Maple Leafs a charge from the blue line. He sits second in NHL scoring among defencemen with 26 points.

Philadelphia
37-37-7-1
AT
November 24, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
46-28-6-2
Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +6.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -155
Over / Under u +6.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ normally steady defence and goaltending have let them down the past two games – and that could pose problems Saturday against a visiting Philadelphia Flyers team that appears to have found an offensive spark. The Flyers are coming off a 4-0 rout of the New York Rangers on Friday and have scored a whopping 11 goals in their past three games after managing just a single goal in their previous two contests.

Flyers vs Maple Leafs Betting Analysis

Toronto is a comfortable favourite here despite suffering a pair of multi-goal losses in a two-game mini-trek through Carolina and Columbus. The Maple Leafs surrendered nine goals in those defeats after having being scored upon just seven times during the four-game winning streak that preceded those losses. But trend history is on Toronto’s side here, with the home team having won five of the past six meetings between the teams.

Both teams are on opposite sides of the total spectrum going into Saturday’s game, which carries an over/under of 5.5. Philadelphia has surpassed the number in four consecutive road games and is a stunning 18-6-3 O/U in its past 27 games against Eastern Conference foes. Toronto, on the other hand, has recorded seven unders and one push in its previous nine home games, and is 6-2-1 to the under in its last nine on the tail end of a back-to-back.

Philadelphia Flyers

While the Flyers have been modestly successful on the offensive end for the month – averaging 3.33 goals through their first nine November games – they’d be even better off if their power play was a bigger factor. Not only is the Philadelphia man advantage operating at a modest 16 percent clip in November, it has had just 25 power-play opportunities this month. Only four teams have had fewer PP chances in that span.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs will need to be wary of a Philadelphia team that seems to thrive on short rest, having won seven of its past 10 games on the back end of a back-to-back. But a return home could invigorate Toronto, which has won its past three games at Scotiabank Arena by a combined score of 13-4. The Leafs have done well to dispatch lesser opposition, having won 35 of its previous 52 games against teams with losing records.

Flyers vs. Maple Leafs Prediction

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