Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Betting Online Preview – 2/26/2018Posted by: Mike Davis
NHL betting online players have a great Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup to bet on. Toronto is currently dead-set on usurping the Lightning at the top of the Atlantic Division while Tampa Bay will be doing all they can to maintain their current ranking. Let’s take a look at what the evening’s teaser sports betting odds are predicting for this evening’s matchup before taking a look at the best bets to make.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Mon., Feb. 26th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Betting Online Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs +1 ½ (-210) 6 (-110) +145
Tampa Bay Lightning -1 ½ (+175) 6 (-110) -165
Toronto Maple Leafs
The captain-less Maple Leafs will turn to leading points-earner Mitch Marner to lead them on the road this evening. Marner has been having a tremendous season as he’s currently sitting on 51-points on the season, off of 16 goals and a whopping 35 assists. However, they’ll need a team effort to get it done against the leaders of the Atlantic Division. Presently, the Maple Leafs are sitting on a 39-30-5 record that yields the club 83-points on the year. That 83-point tally ranks Toronto 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Moreover, it gives Toronto a slight 1-game lead over the 3rd-seeded Boston Bruins. Additionally, it places the Maple Leafs 4-points behind this evening’s opponent. Putting aside the rankings, who has the statistical advantage in this evening’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup?
All things considered, the Lightning have a statistical advantage this evening. For starters, Tampa Bay has the No. 1 scoring offense in the league, so they beat every team in the NHL in that department. However, Tampa Bay’s 7th ranked defensive unit is also better than Toronto’s 12th ranked defense. Lastly, the Lightning’s 2nd rated power play percentage also beats Toronto’s 14th ranked squad. Having said that, it’s clear Lou Lamoriello will have his hands full this evening.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Team captain Steven Stamkos aims to lead Tampa Bay to its 4th straight victory. As aforementioned, the Lightning currently lead the Atlantic Division, thanks to their 42-17-3 record. No doubt Tampa Bay’s ranking has come as consequence of their current win streak. Nonetheless, there’s no question that the Lightning need to maintain their current momentum if they are to remain at the top of such a competitive division. The evening’s NHL betting online odds are siding with the Lightning on home court this evening. Should sportsbook betting players do the same?
Considering the above-listed stats, it’s clear that bettor should side with the Lightning this evening. Fortunately, the evening’s odds aren’t favoring Tampa Bay too heavily. With that in mind, bettors could rack up some nice value by backing the Lightning on the money line this evening.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Picks
The Lightning has too significant of a statistical advantage to afford a home loss against Toronto. There’s tremendous value in taking Tampa Bay straight up. Likewise, both teams have been going over on the totals, so that’s also a great option for tonight’s action. Sign up now to take advantage of tonight’s easy action!
Score Prediction: 4-3 Tampa Bay. The Lightning get it done at home, but fail to cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER this evening.