Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 5/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+108) Lightning (-130)
The Toronto Maple Leafs are headed to Amalie Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of their series. Toronto leads 2-1. The moneyline on this contest has the Maple Leafs at +108 and the Lightning are sitting at -130. The over/under is 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Lightning in Game 3. Toronto accounted for 10 mins in the box in this contest. Moreover, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. The Maple Leafs had a solid offensive output in the win. For the game, they earned a goal on 5 of the 36 shots they tried.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have tallied 234 power play tries (15th in pro hockey) and have scored 42 goals in those chances. The Maple Leafs have had 2,511 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .900. Toronto has taken 2,835 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.0%. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have conceded 210 goals while earning 249 when they are on offense. Toronto comes into the game with 231 power play opportunities and they have notched 63 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 27.27%. For the season, they have 115 points and their points percentage comes in at .701. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched 312 goals (2nd in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 252.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jack Campbell. Opponents have scored 320 goals versus Campbell in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.53. Campbell has been in net for 135 matchups during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 7,586 mins in the crease. He has a win-loss record of 71-39-14 and he started in 125 games. For his professional hockey career, Campbell has accumulated 70 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .560. Campbell has seen 3,818 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 3,498 total saves.
In Game 3 the Lightning had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and tallied 1 goal out of those tries. The Lightning scored 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Lightning have earned 223 goals at even strength and 62 goals (6th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Tampa Bay has taken 2,535 shots (17th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.24%, while allowing the other team 2,441 shots. For the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning are sitting with 285 goals, 110 points, as well as a points percentage of .671. They have a total of 259 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.94%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.56% on their opponents 252 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have granted a total of 228 goals to be scored by of a combination of 179 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the goal. He has accounted for 10,147 saves out of 11,039 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .919. Vasilevskiy is the owner of a lifetime mark of 229-101-24 and has participated in 365 games. He has started in 355 games and has played for a total of 21,390 mins. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate is 57.2% and he has accumulated 203 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has surrendered 892 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (+108)
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