Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Prediction
The struggling Lightning are slight moneyline favorites against the streaking Maple Leafs at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night in Tampa, FL. Will the Leafs hand the Bolts another “L” or are the Lightning the better play as an inexpensive favorite?
041 Toronto Maple Leafs (+100) at 042 Tampa Bay Lightning (-120); o/u 7
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 21, 2022
Toronto Maple Leafs DFS Spin
Auston Matthews (undisclosed) will accompany the team on the road after sitting out the past two games due to a minor injury. ”He's feeling good. He had a really good skate today," coach Sheldon Keefe said on Tuesday. "Like I said the other day, we think this was a pretty minor situation, that he was going to push through pretty quickly. We just have to make sure that we are putting him in a good spot at the appropriate time. It's a new injury for him, something that he hasn't dealt with before, so we want to make sure he's feeling good and comfortable before he gets back in." Matthews is slated to skate again on Wednesday prior to traveling the team. It's unclear at this time if he will play on Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Steven Stamkos registered three assists in a 4-3 loss against Detroit on Tuesday. Stamkos has recorded at least three points in eight separate games this season. Through 75 games, he has 33 goals and 87 points.
Golden Knights vs. Blues Betting Prediction
The road team has cashed in seven of the last nine meetings between these two teams, while the Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last five games versus the Lightning. The Leafs are also 5-1 in their last six road games, are 41-17 in their last 58 games after scoring five goals or more in their previous contest and are 39-15 in their last 54 games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 1-9 in their last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS +100