Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, April 4, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+140) Lightning (-167)
Amalie Arena is the site where the Tampa Bay Lightning (43-18-7) will go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs (44-19-5) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Toronto at +140 while Tampa Bay is opening at -167. The betting total is set at 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win against the Flyers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Maple Leafs had a good offensive output in this win. In the outing, they finished 6 out of the 28 shots they launched. Moreover, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to notch a goal. Toronto compiled 7 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have tallied 192 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have racked up 31 goals in those chances. The Maple Leafs have had 2,080 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .901. Toronto has taken 2,349 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.9%. When at even strength, the Maple Leafs have conceded 175 goals while notching 202 of their own. Toronto steps onto the ice with 181 power play opportunities and they have scored 54 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 29.83%. For the current campaign, they sit with 93 points and their points percentage sits at .684. With regard to their scoring, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 256 goals (3rd in the league) on the year and have given up 206.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Erik Kallgren. Opponents have scored 17 goals against Kallgren in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.71. Kallgren has played in 7 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .906 during his 377 minutes on the ice. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 4-2-1 and he was named the starter in 5 games. In his career, Kallgren is sitting with 2 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .400. Kallgren has seen 181 shots taken against him and has garnered 164 total saves.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay went up against the Canadiens in a game where the Lightning went home in defeat by a score of 5-4. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and notched 2 goals out of those attempts. The Lightning converted 4 goals of the 41 shots on goal they tried.
Tampa Bay has put up 2,081 shots (17th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.86%, while allowing the opposition 2,015 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.52% on their oppositions 211 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have a total of 212 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 22.17%. The Lightning have tallied 179 goals at even strength and 47 goals (10th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 187 goals to be scored by way of 148 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 226 goals, 93 points, and a points percentage of .684.
Across the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the net. Vasilevskiy has a career mark of 225-97-23 and has played in 355 games. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.7% and he has qualified for 199 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accounted for 9,866 stops out of 10,728 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .920. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals/game and he has surrendered 862 goals overall. He has been a starter 345 contests and his ice time sits at 20,822 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-167)
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