Puck Line Pick
Two teams face off here with nearly identical records. Both are in contention for the playoffs, but with still so many games to play, they need every win they can get. As it stands, Florida is the team outside of the playoffs, trailing Carolina by two points. Toronto is actually tied with Carolina with 63 points, so the lower half of the East is very close. One trend to note shows that the home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams. Toronto comes in on a three-game winning streak, and they are 13-6-7 at home this season. For that reason, I like the Maple Leafs to win this game by multiple goals on the puck line.
Over Under Pick
The total is what I like more in this game, as they both are averaging 3.6 goals per game. The over is 6-2 in the last eight games for the Panthers and 7-2 in the last nine for the Maple Leafs. Another trend shows that the over is 11-5-1 in the Maple Leafs’ last 17 games against teams from the Atlantic Division. Over their last 2 meetings the over has hit both times without any issue and that is what we are backing in this Monday night contest.