Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 5/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-104) Maple Leafs (-118)
The Toronto Maple Leafs will compete against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday in Game 7 of their series. The line on this contest has Tampa Bay at -104 and Toronto is sitting at -118. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 6. Tampa Bay amassed 8 mins in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play and notched 1 goal. The Lightning had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 35 shots they put on net.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 285 goals (7th in hockey) so far this year and have allowed 228. For the season, they have earned 110 points and their points percentage sits at .671. Tampa Bay has 259 power play chances and they have notched 62 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 23.94%. While playing at even strength, the Lightning let the opposition score 179 goals while scoring 223 themselves. Tampa Bay has tried 2,535 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Lightning have had 2,441 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have recorded 252 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have racked up 49 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has been involved in 365 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 229-101-24 and he has gotten the start in 355 games. The opposition has scored 892 goals against Vasilevskiy in his career and his goals against average is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has had 11,039 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 10,147 total saves. His save percentage sits at .919 during his 21,390 mins between the pipes. For his career, Vasilevskiy has 203 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .572.
In Game 6 Toronto had 1 opportunity on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Maple Leafs tallied 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they took.
So far this year, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of 312 goals, 115 points, as well as a points percentage of .701. They have allowed 252 goals to be scored by way of 210 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. The Maple Leafs have earned 249 goals at even strength and 63 goals (4th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 231 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 27.27%. Toronto has put up 2,835 shots (7th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.01%, while allowing their opponents 2,511 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.05% on their opponents 234 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jack Campbell patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals per contest and he has allowed 320 goals altogether. Campbell's quality start rate sits at 56.0% and he has made 70 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 125 contests and his ice time sits at 7,586 mins. Campbell is the owner of a career record of 71-39-14 and has been in goal for 135 games. He has gathered 3,498 saves out of 3,818 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-104)
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