Maple Leafs on the road in Tampa Bay
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to take care of business against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time this season when they meet in NHL odds action on Thursday.
The Maple Leafs topped the Lightning 3-2 at home at +110 on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks when they met for the first time this season back on January 28. The OVER/UNDER is just 1-3-2 in the last six games between the two teams.
Tampa Bay will face the 30-22-6 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Lightning are 25-28-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Maple Leafs are 32-23-3 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 153 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The Lightning sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.
The Maple Leafs were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Lightning were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.85% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 77.66% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Maple Leafs at Lightning trends to consider:
Toronto is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games
Toronto is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to Vancouver, Saturday, February 8th
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Saturday, February 8th