Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning odds, picks and predictions

the Toronto Maple Leafs (44-19-5) continue their four-game road trip against Tampa Bay Lightning (43-18-7) Monday at Amalie Arena. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET (NHL Network). Below we take a look at the Maple Leafs vs. Lightning odds and linesand make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.

These two teams are currently lined up to face off in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto has won four games in a row, and they are botching their opponents with 6 goals per game in that span. Stud C Auston Matthews has goals in five straight outings, and he’s flayed the string in 12 of his last 14 games. His 51 goals put him in contention for the Hart Trophy.

Tampa saw its four-game winning streak against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday despite being a -276 favorite. The Lightning have been very beatable lately with a three-game losing skid before that.

Maple Leafs to Lightning odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Maple Leafs +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Lightning -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Maple Leaves +1.5 (-230) | Lightning -1.5 (+170)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Project Goalies

Jack Campbell (25-9-4, 2.66 GAA, 0.914 SV%, 4 SO) vs. Andrei Vasilevsky (35-14-4, 2.37 GAA, 0.919 SV%, 2 SO)

Campbell returned from a nearly month-long hiatus for a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. He’s stopped 29 of 32 shots to clear the rust of this point game, and he’ll have to be the better Campbell. He’s 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA and .902 SV % against the Lightning this season.

Vasey was steady against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday stopping 21 of 23 shots in a 5-2 win. Vasilevskiy was 6-6 with a 2.69 GAA and 0.913 SV % in March. It was not the problem between the pipes. Vasey is 1-0-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .931 SV% against Toronto this year.

Maple Leafs at Lightning odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Maple Leafs 3, Lightning 2

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This should be one of the most heated clashes of the season for both teams. Each team has a win in the series this year, but this is the first game in Tampa. The Leafs have scored 24 goals in their last 4 games while the Lightning have only scored 30 in their last 10 games.

Toronto is playing too well to resist plus-money odds, but go fast because it’s already down +110 this morning. Ride it MAPLE LEAVES (+105).

Against the spread

There’s no value on either side here unless you want to take a chance on Toronto -1.5 (+230). PAST.

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Trends are leading to Over here, but it should be a close game resembling Toronto’s 2-1 OT win in November. It’s probably the most dangerous choice of litter here, but PAYMENT LESS THAN 6.5 (-115).

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