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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Hockey Betting Picks

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Picks

The year’s NHL hockey betting action continues this Monday night with an enticing Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs contest. The  Lightning will be looking to assert their Atlantic Division dominance against one of the top dogs in the division this Monday night. Similarly, the Maple Leafs will be vying to dethrone the leader of the Atlantic Division at home. So what kind of battle can players learning how to bet on sports expect tonight? Let’s take a quick look at this evening’s odds to find out.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Monday, March 11th   

When: 6:00 pm ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV: ESPN+

Stream: Watch ESPN, NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Lightning +1½ (-250) 6½ (-140) -105
Maple Leafs -1½ (+210) 6½ (+120) -115
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Tampa Bay Lightning        

The Lightning bolt into this evening’s matchup sporting a 52-13-4 record, which pegs them as the winningest team in the league this season. In addition, it also pegs them as the best team in the Atlantic Division. At the present time the Boston Bruins are Tampa Bay’s biggest threat, the second seeded team in the Atlantic. However, since Tampa Bay has a 15 point lead over the Bruins, it’s safe to say they’re not worrying about much at the moment. And seeing as how Tampa Bay is 6-3-1 in their last 10 against Toronto, it’s safe to assume they don’t have much to worry about tonight. The numbers second this as well. After all, Tampa Bay ranks No. 1 in scoring and 4th overall in defense. Comparatively the Maple Leafs rank 3rd in scoring but 11th in defense.

Players to Watch: Nikita Kucherov (33 G, 77 A, 110 PTS.), Brayden Point (37 G, 45 A, 82 PTS.), and Steven Stamkos (34 G, 45 A, 79 PTS.).

Toronto Maple Leafs   

The Maple Leafs fall into tonight’s contest flashing a 42-21-5 record. This record nets them a total of 89 points on the year, which currently ranks them 3rd in the Atlantic. Although they’re a bit behind Boston and Tampa Bay, Toronto does have a 10 point lead over the 4th seeded Montreal Canadiens. All in all, this lead has more to do with Montreal’s recent lack of success rather than Toronto’s. Granted, the Maple Leafs have done enough to build up a decent lead over their nearest threat. However, that won’t be enough to get them the win against top seeded Tampa Bay tonight.

Players to Watch: Mitch Marner (24 G, 58 A, 82 PTS.), John Tavares (38 G, 38 A, 76 PTS.), and Morgan Rielly (18 G, 47 A, 65 PTS.).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games at home
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs matchup? All things considered, Tampa Bay is the way to go this evening. They’re putting up better numbers and have been getting the best of the Maple Leafs all season long. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 Tampa Bay.