Panthers vs Maple Leafs Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Back Another Low-Scoring Contest)
By Larry Rupp
The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Friday, May 12 as the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs are set to play Game 5 of their second-round series.
Panthers vs Maple Leafs Game 5 Info
- Series: FLA Leads 3-1
- Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, ON
- Coverage: TNT
The Maple Leafs kept their season alive on Wednesday night with a 2-1 road victory. William Nylander and Mitchell Marner provided the 2 goals while goaltender Joseph Woll tallied 24 saves. Toronto showed a ton of fight and is now tasked with holding off Florida for at least one more game on Friday.
Panthers vs Maple Leafs Odds & Spread
- All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: FLA: (+142) | TOR: (-172)
- Spread: FLA: +1.5 (-156) | TOR: -1.5 (+130)
- Total: 6.5 -- Over: (-120) | Under: (-102)
The Maple Leafs enter this contest as home favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 6.5 goals with the over being favored at -120 odds.
Panthers vs Maple Leafs Betting Trends
- Florida is 5-0 straight up in its last five away games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Florida's last five games.
- Toronto is 9-4 straight up in its last 13 home games against Florida.
- The total has hit the under in each of Toronto's last six games against Florida.
Panthers vs Maple Leafs Prediction & Pick
Woll's performance needs to be touched on again as the 24-year-old rookie was nearly perfect in what was his first career playoff start for the Maple Leafs. He stepped in for an injured Ilya Samsonov (upper body) and showed little to no panic as he stopped one Panthers' shot after another at the net.
Woll is expected to start again on Friday, but replicating his success from Game 4 will be tough given that Florida has won each of its last five games on the road. The Panthers are averaging a solid 4.2 goals per game during that span and have held their opponents to an average of just 2.6 goals per game.
The experience difference at the net will be what decides Game 5. Florida's Sergei Brobrovsky knows how to deal with the pressure of the playoffs as he has 60 postseason starts under his belt. He was 6-0 in the playoffs prior to a Game 4 loss in which he only allowed 2 scores. Trust him to lead his squad.
Final Score Prediction: Panthers: 3 | Maple Leafs: 2
Panthers vs Maple Leafs Best Bet
This best bet is all about trusting the trends. The total has hit the under in each of the first four games of this series as well as in each of the last six matchups between the Panthers and Maple Leafs. The Under has also cashed in each of Toronto's last six games overall.
The goaltenders flexed their muscles in Game 4 and will do so again at Scotiabank Arena in Game 5.
Bet: Under 6.5 Total Goals (-102)
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