Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+110) Lightning (-132)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (46-22-8) are hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs (51-20-6) at Amalie Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Toronto at +110 and Tampa Bay is sitting at -132. The total comes in at 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 win over the Flyers in their last contest. Toronto recorded 15 mins in the box in this game. Moreover, they had 5 chances on the power play and netted 1 goal. The Maple Leafs had a solid offensive output and it showed in this win. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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The Maple Leafs have had 2,357 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .900. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 199 goals while notching 238 as an offensive unit. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have tallied 220 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have earned 37 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have accumulated 108 points and their points percentage is sitting at .701. Toronto has taken 2,669 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.2%. When talking about scoring goals, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 298 goals (2nd in the league) for the season and have conceded 236. Toronto comes into the game with 217 power play opportunities and they have tallied 60 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 27.65%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jack Campbell. The opposition has racked up 317 goals versus Campbell in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Campbell has been involved in 133 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 7,464 mins on the ice. He has amassed an overall mark of 70-39-13 and he was named the starter in 123 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Campbell has accumulated 68 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .553. Campbell has had 3,763 shots against him and has recorded 3,446 total saves.
In their last outing, Tampa Bay played the Red Wings in an outing where the Lightning took the defeat by a final score of 4-3. The Lightning had 3 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and earned 1 goal out of those chances.
On the campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning are sitting with 251 goals, 100 points, and a points percentage of .658. They have permitted 211 goals to be scored by way of 169 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning are sitting with 201 goals at even strength and 50 goals (10th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 235 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 21.28%. Tampa Bay has attempted 2,334 shots (18th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.75%, while allowing the other team 2,251 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.66% on the other teams 229 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%.
Across the rink you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the goal. He has recorded 10,023 stops out of the 10,905 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .919. Vasilevskiy is the owner of a lifetime mark of 225-101-24 and has been in goal for 361 games. He has been a starter 351 contests and his ice time sits at 21,150 minutes. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate sits at 57.3% and he has qualified for 201 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has allowed 882 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-132) and under 6.5 goals
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