Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction NHL Picks 4/3/24

Toronto Maple Leafs (43-22-9) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (41-26-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -128 / Tampa Bay Lightning +104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Lightning vs Maple Leafs betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Scotiabank Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Tampa Bay Lightning's recent form and recent player performance

-The Toronto Maple Leafs recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Lightning vs Maple Leafs. 

Lightning Look to Bounce Back

The Lightning faced off against the Detroit Red Wings, and they were defeated 4-2. Anthony Cirelli had a strong game, scoring one goal. The Lightning on the season is averaging 3.5 goals per game, while their defense is giving up 3.24 goals per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while the defense is ranked 22nd. Nikita Kucherov had a strong game, scoring 42 goals and adding 85 assists. 

Maple Leafs Offense Has Confidence

The Maple Leafs offense has confidence after their last game. The Maple Leafs scored six goals against the Florida Panthers, and they ended up winning by two goals. Auston Matthews had a strong game, scoring two goals and adding one assist. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.65 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.09 goals per game. The offense is ranked 2nd in the league, while the defense is ranked 17th. Auston Matthews scored 62 goals and added 36 assists. The Maple Leafs will meet the Canadiens, Penguins, and Devils after this one.

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Prop Facts

  • Auston Matthews has scored at least one goal in each of the Maple Leafs' last six Wednesday games.
  • Mitch Marner has recorded at least one point in each of his last 13 home appearances against the Lightning.
  • Mitch Marner has recorded at least one assist in each of his last 12 home appearances against the Lightning after playing less than 20 minutes in the Maple Leafs' last game.
  • Auston Matthews ranks 1st in the league for Goals (62) this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Brayden Point has scored at least one goal in four of the Lightning's last five games as underdogs.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last seven games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Nikita Kucherov has recorded at least one assist in 11 of his last 12 appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Nikita Kucherov has scored the last goal in three of the Lightning's last four games as underdogs.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks T1st in the league for Points (127) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 2nd in the league for goals per game this season (3.65).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 7th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.41%).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 1st in the league in power play percentage this season (29.28%).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 5th in the league for goals per game this season (3.46).

Lightning vs Maple Leafs Betting Prediction

There is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. The Maple Leafs offense has been strong heading into this game, and they are going to run up the score here. The Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game, and they are going to also run up the score here. Both teams are going to go over four goals here, and that will be the difference here. Back the over to cash here with ease. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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