Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 5/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+102) Maple Leafs (-122)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where the Toronto Maple Leafs will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The odds on this game have the Lightning at +102 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -122. The total comes in at 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning came out of Game 4 feeling pretty good about themselves with a 7-3 victory against the Maple Leafs. Tampa Bay compiled 30 penalty minutes in this outing. The Lightning had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. Moreover, they had 8 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. In the matchup, they scored on 7 of the 28 shots they put on net.
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The Lightning have had 2,441 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. When playing at even strength, the Lightning have surrendered 179 goals while scoring 223 themselves. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have amassed 252 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have scored 49 goals in those chances. For the season, they sit with 110 points and their points percentage is sitting at .671. Tampa Bay has taken 2,535 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. In terms of their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 285 goals (7th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 228. Tampa Bay comes into the game with 259 power play chances and they have notched 62 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.94%.
The man in goal for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. For his career, Vasilevskiy has accumulated 203 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .572. He has a save percentage of .919 during his 21,390 minutes played. Vasilevskiy has seen 11,039 shots taken against him and has accrued 10,147 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 892 goals against Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.50. He has compiled a record of 229-101-24 and he has started in 355 games. Vasilevskiy has been involved in 365 contests during his hockey career.
In their Game 4 loss, Toronto had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts. The Maple Leafs scored 3 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking.
Toronto has taken 2,835 shots (7th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.01%, while allowing the opposition 2,511 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.05% on the other teams 234 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.0%. They have a total of 231 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 27.27%. The Maple Leafs are sitting with 249 goals at even strength and 63 goals (4th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 252 goals to be scored by of a combination of 210 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accounted for 312 goals, 115 points, and a points percentage of .701.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jack Campbell patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has relinquished 320 goals in total. Campbell's quality start percentage is 56.0% and he has accumulated 70 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 125 contests and his ice time sits at 7,586 minutes. Campbell holds a career record of 71-39-14 and has participated in 135 games. He has recorded 3,498 saves out of the 3,818 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-122)
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