Bolts vs. Maple Leafs Game 5 Prediction

Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Game 5, 5/9/22 NHL Playoffs Betting Predictions

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?

Game Snapshot

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

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rangers vs. Golden Knights Prediction The Rangers are coming off a come-from-behind victory over the Blues on Monday night but are underdogs Wednesday in Vegas where they’ll take on the Golden...
Thumbnail Red Wings vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning are heavily favored on Tuesday night against the Red Wings at 7:00 p.m. ET, but is there betting value to be found in the total? The number currently sits...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Rangers Prediction & Odds The Blues continue to look for consistency this season, which might be difficult when they visit the Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Wild vs. Stars Prediction & Odds The Wild have played well over their last 10 games but will they meet their match on Sunday when they take on the Stars in Dallas at 3:00...
Thumbnail Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Prediction The over has been profitable in previous meetings between the Maple Leafs and Lightning, who will clash in Tampa, FL on Saturday night at...

NHL Headlines