Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
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 Wednesday.
The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 13-15-1 this season, while the Maple Leafs are 15-12-2. Tampa Bay is 16-10-3 on the totals; Toronto is 15-12-2.
The Maple Leafs were listed earlier today as -131 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.
This game matches up the No. 19 (Maple Leafs) and the No. 14 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 17.1% while the Lightning defense kills off 83.2% of their penalties.
The Lightning were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for PUSH bettors.
In their last action, Toronto was a 5-4 loser at home against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Lightning at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Saturday, March 23
Toronto at Buffalo, Thursday, March 21