Bolts vs. Maple Leafs Game 5 Prediction
The Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series between the Lightning and Maple Leafs is tied at two games apiece and is now shifting back to Toronto for Game 5 on Tuesday night. Which side offers bettors the best value when it comes to tonight’s 7:30 p.m. ET matchup?
041 Tampa Bay Lightning (+110) at 042 Toronto Maple Leafs (-130); o/u 6.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, May 9, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22-of-25 shots in Sunday's 7-3 Game 4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Vasilevskiy might have ended up with three goals allowed, but none came with any serious consequence, as Tampa Bay built a 5-0 lead in the first half of the contest and essentially coasted from that point onward. All three goals on Vasilevskiy's line came in the third period, with William Nylander (twice) and Jake Muzzin accounting for the damage against the star netminder. Vasilevskiy has yet to really turn it up a notch, having surrendered at least three goals in every game this series. He'll have another chance to make a true mark on this series come Game 5 on Tuesday.
Toronto Maple Leafs DFS Spin
Jack Campbell stopped 32 of 34 shots during Friday's 5-2 win over Tampa in Game 3. The Leafs jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the second frame, but the Bolts managed to cut the deficit to 3-2 early in the third period. Campbell stood tall while the game was close, and he was named the first star for his efforts. The Leafs netminder owns a 2.37 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage this postseason. The Leafs will head into Game 4 with a 2-1 advantage.
Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Betting Prediction
The Over has been profitable in Lightning games this season (47-37-2) and is 28-16-2 in Tampa Bay games after the last game went over the total this season. The over is also 47-32-7 in the Maple Leafs’ games this season and 28-16-2 in Toronto games after the team’s last game also went over the total. Finally, the total has gone over in six of Tampa Bay’s last seven games when playing Toronto and is 11-2 in the Lightning’s last 13 games overall.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: LIGHTNING/MAPLE LEAFS OVER 6.5