NHL Free Picks & Predictions: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Toronto Maple Leafs

      NHL Free Picks & Predictions: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Toronto Maple Leafs

      Tonight’s matchup is between two of the elite teams in the Atlantic Division. The Tampa Bay Lightning is on the road and in danger of a third loss in a row.

      Toronto were upended 3-2 to St. Louis at the Enterprise Center in their last game. They’ve also lost 3 of the last 4 meetings between the two sides, with a 3-1 loss at home back in April.

      Will Toronto put the visitors to the sword in front of the home crowd tonight?

      Tampa Bay Lightning (1.90) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (1.85)

      Tampa Bay Lightning suffered during preseason, recording just 2 wins out of 7. But since the season has begun they’ve improved, winning their first game and only narrowly missing out in games 2 and 3. Expect the offensive power of Tampa to show tonight.

      Toronto Maple Leafs came into 19/20 in good shape, having taken 5 in 8 during preseason. That good vein of form continued into games 1 and 2, recording wins against the Senators and Blue Jackets. It was all change in games 3 and 4 recording back to back losses.

      Both teams will be aware of the performances that have handed them two losses in a row and will look to put that behind them.

      Take Maples Leafs to win with the home crowd behind them.

      Toronto Maple Leafs
      To beat the Tampa Bay Lightning


      Auston Matthews to continue rich run of form, score 2 or more goals (6.0)

      The 22 year old California man has shown he can score an abundance of goals over the course of a season, and this year’s no different. He’s currently sitting in joint second in the league on goals scored with 5, next to the highly talented Anthony Mantha.

      This Toronto side has plenty more assistmakers than goal scorers and that bodes well for the wager. Expect to see Auston Matthews causing the Tampa Bay defence all kinds of trouble at the Scotiabank Arena.

      Bank on Auston Matthews to score 2 or more.

      Auston Matthews
      To score 2 or more


      Parlay Pick: Maple Leafs to win & over 6.5 (3.35)

      There is plenty of offensive firepower on both sides for this one, boasting an array of talent on the ice this evening.

      Tampa Bay have the likes of Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point and company to throw out there. Toronto has Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and John Tavares among others. Both team coaches will be aware they can take the win and the players will show it from the get go.

      The Maple Leafs have been more solid defensively and we think that will show during the game.

      Expect a home win and over 6.5 with the myriad of ability on each side.

      Toronto Maple Leafs
      To win and by over 6.5

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      Both teams to fire, Maple Leafs to win and both teams to score 2 or more (3.25)

      The Lightning will be looking to regroup after a poor start to the season. They face a tough test tonight, but they will certainly put points on the board.

      Stamkos is a veteran of the league and has proven his worth. He slotted in a wonderful goal against the Hurricanes and will look to repeat that feat this evening. They aren’t short of firepower elsewhere, so bank on other players to turn up this evening as well.

      This will be a great game for the neutral.

      As predicted it’ll be a Maple Leafs win, but both teams to score two or more.

      Maple Leafs to win
      and both teams to score 2 or more

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