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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 05/02/2022 Tips, Forecast and Analysis

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 05-02-2022 Tips Forecast and Analysis

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 05/02/2022 – Two top teams will square off with their playoff battle as they enter their best-of-seven series from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in their opening game. Tampa Bay finished third in the Atlantic Division and they will be playing against the Maple Leafs on the road. The Maple Leafs are coming into this game riding a three-game winning streak. Toronto finished ahead of Tampa Bay at the second spot in the Atlantic Division. The NHL playoff betting odds are up and running as these teams clash in this exciting series.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 05/02/2022

When: Monday, May 2, 7:30 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: ESPN 2

Stream: NHL.TV

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 05/02/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Tampa Bay Lightning +1.5 (-270)5.5 o (-182)+100
Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+182)5.5 u (-182)-120
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Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning will need to take on the Maple Leafs with caution and they need to focus on both ends of their gameplay. The Lightning defeated the Islanders in their last game with a 6-4 final score. Tampa Bay finished their regular season with a final record of 51-23-8.  The Lightning were four plus games behind the Maple Leafs and they finished ahead of the Boston Bruins. The Lightning will need to protect the net as much as possible against Toronto’s offense.

Players to watch: S. Stamkos C (G 42, A 64, PTS 106), V. Hedman D (G 20, A 65, PTS 85), N. Kucherov RW (G 25, A 44, PTS 69).

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs won their last three games of the regular season. Toronto finished with a 54-21-7 record on the season. In their last game, they smashed five goals against the Boston Bruins with a final score of 5-2. Toronto is averaging a solid 3.8 goals per game. Auston Matthews continues to be the bright spot with 106 points in total. When it comes to assists, Mitchell Marner is the leader with 62.

Players to watch: A. Matthews C (G 60, A 46, PTS 106), M. Marner RW (G 35, A 62, PTS 97), W. Nylander C (G 34, A 46, PTS 80).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Trends

Lightning

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games.
Tampa Bay are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Tampa Bay are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games on the road.
Tampa Bay are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

Maple Leafs

Toronto are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
Toronto are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games played in May.

Lightning vs Maple Leafs Betting Picks

The Maple Leafs are playing this game on their home ice and they have the NHL playoff bets on their side. Tampa Bay will not stand a chance in their first game but are sure to bounce back later on. Take Toronto to win and cover.

Score Prediction: Maple Leafs 3, Lightning 1.