Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The Lightning could be without their co-point leader tonight when they visit the Maple Leafs at 7:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is a -195 money line favorite to top Toronto, which has odds of +165 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
It's unknown if Nikita Kucherov and fellow forward Valtteria Filppula will be available for the Lightning tonight. Kucherov was hurt after taking a sucker punch to the head from Dalton Prout of the Blue Jackets in the team's 4-0 win on Sunday night. Fippula, meanwhile, suffered an upper body injury.
If both are out, it will be difficult for Tampa Bay to contribute to the over for bettors tonight. Filppula has just one point in his last 15 games anyway and Steven Stamkos just recently snapped a four-game point drought with two goals and an assist against Columbus. The under is 5-1 in the Lightning's last six road games, 8-2 in their last 10 games overall and 9-2 in the Maple Leaf's last 11 games so fans should be in store for another low-scoring game tonight.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: LIGHTNING/MAPLE LEAFS UNDER 5