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Maple Leafs visit Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL clash

Toronto Maple LeafsTampa Bay Lightning
March 15, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

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The Lightning get a visit from the Toronto Maple Leafs in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Tampa Bay battles the Maple Leafs, currently with a 30-32-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 44-24-1 for the Lightning and 38-32 for the Maple Leafs.

View Toronto vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 20-rated Maple Leafs taking on the No. 25-rated Lightning in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -131 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Bruins on March 13. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Maple Leafs at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Toronto's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Ottawa, Saturday, March 17
Tampa Bay home to St. Louis, Saturday, March 17