Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers Matchup Preview 12/3/19

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The Toronto Maple Leafs, led 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 in an Eastern Conference showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, and it can be caught live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds

The moneyline for either side is currently set at an identical -110, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals (-120 under, +100 over).

Philadelphia is 15-12 straight-up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.3 units this season. That early-season winning percentage is a welcomed improvement compared to how the team performed 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 is 8-5 SU at home this year.

The Flyers have converted on 19.8 percent of their power play chances this season, 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 primary goalkeeper for the Flyers this season. If Philadelphia decides to give him a rest, however, it may 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 thus far and is currently 13-15 straight up (SU). Through 28 regular season contests, 15 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the visiting team, the Maple Leafs are 6-8 SU so far.

The Maple Leafs have converted on 19.5 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure 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 (28.9 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Toronto. Andersen owns a 13-8-3 record, and has registered a .921 save percentage and 2.47 goals against average this year.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Picks

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

Betting Notes

  • 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 year.
  • For both of these clubs, the under has hit in three of their past five outings.
  • This game features two offenses that shoot the puck early and often. Toronto has attempted the league’s seventh-most shots on goal (33.9) and Philadelphia has attempted the 10th-most (33.1).
  • Toronto skaters notched 18.8 hits per game last season, while the Flyers posted 21.4 hits per matchup.