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NHL betting line favors Maple Leafs over Lightning


Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs
31-16-5 January 28, 2014, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 27-21-6



The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Toronto battles the Lightning, currently with a 31-16-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-21-3 for the Maple Leafs and 24-25-3 for the Lightning.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before puck drop in this match found them as 105-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Maple Leafs, most recently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Lightning, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

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The Lightning were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Maple Leafs were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 12-ranked offense (2.87 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.46 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 22.41% rate while the Lightning have a 79.44% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games at home


Next up:
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Thursday, January 30th
Toronto home to Florida, Thursday, January 30th

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