The NHL playoffs betting lines are flourishing online as the Tampa Bay Lightning takes on the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first best-of-seven series. The Lightning will take the road in this game as they square off from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The Lightning finished their regular season with a final record of 51-23-8. Tampa Bay will need to step on their offensive and defensive gameplay if they want to win this game. The Maple Leafs seem to have a head start on their home ice.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Game 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs CashBet Wagering Analysis
The Tampa Bay Lightning finished third in the Atlantic Division and were unable to get past the Maple Leafs at the end. The Lightning completed their season ahead of the Bruins. As for the Maple Leafs, they finished behind the Panthers and were unable to clinch the division title. Toronto will have the upper hand in this game.
Tampa Bay to Struggle on the Road
The Lightning will struggle on the road as they are up against a tough team. Tampa Bay recorded 110 points and Steven Stamkos continues to lead with 42 goals and 106 points. Stamkos managed to contribute 64 assists. Victor Hedman is the leader in assists with 65 and has also recorded 85 points. Andrei Vaslievskiy has been one the best goalies for the Lightning with a decent record and a save percentage of .916.
Toronto to Win Their First Game
Toronto is predicted to win this game with the help of their offense. The Maple Leafs are also playing this at home and they have Auston Matthews as their leader in scoring with 106 points and 60 goals. The Maple Leafs have Morgan Rielly as their leader in assists with 58. Jack Campbell has been one of the best goalies for the Maple Leafs this season. Toronto will take out the Lightning to win this game and cover.
Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Head to Head Handicapping Trends
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games.
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games on the road.
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games while playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
Toronto is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Toronto is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games played in May.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs CashBet Free Pick
The Tampa Bay Lightning will struggle to make it past the Maple Leafs in this first game. However, they will not make it easy and are expected to rebound in their next couple of games. The NHL betting picks are in favor of the Maple Leafs to win.
Lightning vs. Maple Leafs CashBet Best Bet: Toronto Maple Leafs.
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