|Game||Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
ScotiaBank Arena Toronto, Canada
TOR -115 O/U 7
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to snap a two-game losing skid when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. Tampa Bay lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime in its most recent out on Sunday. Tampa Bay scored all three goals in the first with Kevin Shattenkirk, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scoring, but would not score again. Curtis McElhinney stopped 40 shots for Tampa Bay.
Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay in goals scored with two, while Mikhail Sergachev is the assists leader with four and points leader with four. Andrei Vasilevskiy is 1-1-0 with goals against of 3.06 and save percentage of .908. Tampa Bay is scoring an average of 3.67 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.33 per game.
Toronto fell to 2-2 on the season following its 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Monday. In the loss, William Nylander and Frederik Gauthier scored for Toronto, while Frederik Andersen made 26 saves in net. The Maple Leafs pulled Andersen late for an extra skater but could not get the puck past St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington.
Auston Matthews leads Toronto in goals scored with five, while Morgan Rielly is the assists leader with five and Matthews, Rielly and Mitch Marner are tied for the points lead with five apiece. Frederik Andersen is 2-1-0 with goals against of 2.37 and save percentage of .918. Toronto is scoring an average of 4.00 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.00 per game.
Recent Betting Trends
- Tampa Bay is 35-16 in its last 51 on the road
- The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Lightning’s last 5 on the road
- Toronto is 1-4 in its last 5 at home
- The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Maple Leafs last 5 at home
Tampa Bay and Toronto are expected to battle for the Eastern Conference with Boston, but both have started slowly. However, Tampa Bay has won 4 of its last 5 as the favorite on the road and 5 of the last 6 head-to-head with Toronto. The Maple Leafs have lost 5 of the last 6 at home versus Tampa Bay and 4 of their last 5 at home overall. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 5-4.