Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 3 Pick

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning, 5/6/22 NHL Betting Predictions

The Conference Quarterfinals series between the Maple Leafs and Lightning will shift to Tampa, FL on Friday night when the Lightning host the Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m. ET. The over has been profitable in previous meetings between these two teams in Tampa but is the number set too high for tonight’s matchup?

Game Snapshot

003 Toronto Maple Leafs (+103) at 004 Tampa Bay Lightning (-115); o/u 6.5

7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 6, 2022

Toronto Maple Leafs DFS Spin

Auston Matthews recorded two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Matthews registered assists on goals by Michael Bunting and Mitch Marner in the second and third periods, respectively. The superstar forward has been playing as-expected awesome hockey through two games this season, having now racked up two goals and three assists. Further statistical fun figures to await in Florida for Game 3 on Friday.

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Nikita Kucherov put up three points via a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 Game 2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kucherov notched a goal against Jack Campbell midway through the second period to put the Lightning up 3-1 on the scoreboard. He would go on to post two third-period assists, passing out helpers on goals by Brandon Hagel and Brayden Point. The Lightning looked sluggish and out of sorts in their Game 1 loss to Toronto, but it was a completely different story in Game 2. We'll see if Game 3 can split the middle on Friday and give us a fun, competitive contest.

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Betting Prediction

The over has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams in Tampa, FL and is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The over is also 7-1-1 in the Maple Leafs’ last nine games as a road underdog, is 21-5-2 in their last 28 road games and is 20-7-4 in their last 31 games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 9-2 in the Lightning’s last 11 games overall, is 5-1 in their last six home games and is 7-1 in their last eight games as a favorite.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: MAPLE LEAFS/LIGHTNING OVER 6.5

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