Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 5/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+100) Maple Leafs (-120)
Scotiabank Arena is where the Toronto Maple Leafs will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Lightning at +100 while the Maple Leafs are opening at -120. The total is 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-0 defeat to the Maple Leafs in Game 1. Tampa Bay compiled 62 penalty minutes for this matchup. In addition, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. The Lightning had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the matchup, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 24 shots they tried.
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In relation to their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 285 goals (7th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 228. For the year, they have earned 108 points and their points percentage is .667. Tampa Bay comes into tonight with 258 power play opportunities and they have tallied 61 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 23.64%. At even strength, the Lightning have surrendered 180 goals while scoring 224 on the offensive side of the ice. 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 tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 251 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have earned 48 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. In his career, Vasilevskiy has 203 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .572. His save percentage is .919 for his 21,390 mins played. Vasilevskiy has seen 11,039 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 10,147 saves. Opponents have notched 892 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.50. He has earned an overall record of 229-101-24 and he started in 355 games. Vasilevskiy has participated in 365 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their Game 1 win, Toronto had 6 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those tries. The Maple Leafs recorded 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted.
Toronto has taken 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 82.40% on their oppositions 233 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have a tally of 228 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 27.19%. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 250 goals at even strength and 62 goals (5th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 252 goals to be scored by of a combination of 211 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 312 goals, 113 points, and a points percentage of .698.
For the opposition you will find Jack Campbell defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has allowed 320 goals in total. Campbell's rate of quality starts sits at 56.0% and he has made 70 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 125 games and has been on the ice for 7,586 mins. Campbell has accrued a lifetime mark of 71-39-14 and has played in 135 games. He has compiled 3,498 stops out of 3,818 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-120)
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