Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers Pick & Preview 12/3/19

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers Pick & Preview 12/3/19

The Toronto Maple Leafs, spearheaded by Auston Matthews and William Nylander, are prepared to take the ice against Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center for an Eastern Conference showdown. The action will get started at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, and it is being shown live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Each team currently has an identical -110 moneyline for this matchup, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-120 for the under, +100 for the over).

Philadelphia is 15-12 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.3 units this year. That early-season winning percentage is a welcomed improvement compared to what the team managed during the 2018-19 season (37-45). Out of the team’s 27 regular season contests, 14 of them have gone under the total, while 13 have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 8-5 SU at home this year.

The Flyers have converted on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.9 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 21.0 saves per game with a .906 save percentage, Carter Hart (8-9-3) has been the top goalkeeper for the Flyers this season. If head coach Alain Vigneault decides to give him a breather, however, Philadelphia might turn to Brian Elliott (7-7-7 record, .916 save percentage, 2.70 goals against average).

Toronto has lost 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 13-15 straight up (SU). Through 28 regular season outings, 15 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Maple Leafs are 6-8 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Maple Leafs have converted on 19.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.0 percent of all opponent power plays.

Frederik Andersen (.921 save percentage and 2.47 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Toronto. Andersen is averaging 28.9 saves per game and owns a 13-8-3 record.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

Three of the Flyers’ last ten games have been decided by a shootout. The team is 0-3 in those games and 3-5 overall in shootouts this season.

For both of these teams, the total has gone under in three of their last five games.

This game features two offenses that take a lot of shots on goal. Toronto has taken the league’s seventh-most shots on goal (33.9) and Philadelphia has attempted the 10th-most (33.1).

Toronto skaters created 18.8 hits per game last season, while the Flyers logged 21.4 hits per matchup.

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