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Hockey Matchup - Toronto Maple Leafs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds Preview

Tampa Bay LightningToronto Maple Leafs
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

17-17-3TEAM RECORD18-15-5

Air Canada Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 17-17-3 this season, while the Maple Leafs are 18-15-5. Tampa Bay is 23-13-1 on the totals; Toronto is 23-15.

View Tampa Bay vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Toronto sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Maple Leafs at No. 23 and the Lightning at No. 24 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 20.3% while the Lightning defense kills off 80.1% of their penalties.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lightning at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Toronto is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Thursday, January 5
Toronto home to Winnipeg, Thursday, January 5

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