Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Prediction and Odds - May 14, 2022Published: May 13, 2022, 9:21AM, Updated: May 14, 2022, 11:15PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning meet in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs in the NHL at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, starting at 7:00PM ET.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs (aka NHL Playoffs) is the National Hockey League's postseason elimination tournament to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup.
Sixteen teams, including the Lightning and Maple Leafs, reached the 2022 NHL Playoffs, which consists of 4 rounds – the First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.
Each round is contested as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to 4 wins advancing to the next round of the competition.
Dimers' best betting picks for Lightning vs. Maple Leafs, plus game predictions, best odds and player props, are detailed below.
Who will win Lightning vs. Maple Leafs?
Using high-tech machine learning and data, Dimers.com has simulated Saturday's Lightning-Maple Leafs NHL Playoffs matchup 10,000 times.
Dimers' independent predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, gives the Maple Leafs a 53% chance of beating the Lightning.
Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Game Odds
- Puck Line: Maple Leafs -1.5 (+190), Lightning +1.5 (-208)
- Moneyline: Maple Leafs -130, Lightning +115
- Total: Over/Under 6.5 (+105/-120)
Puck Line, Moneyline and Over/Under
The Maple Leafs are -1.5 favorites versus the Lightning, with +190 at BetMGM the best odds currently available.
For the underdog Lightning (+1.5) to cover the puck line, Caesars Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -208.
BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Maple Leafs at -130, which means you can risk $130 to win $100, for a total payout of $230, if they get the W.
Meanwhile, DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lightning at +115, where you can bet $100 to profit $115, earning a total payout of $215, if they win.
According to DimersBOT, the Lightning (+1.5) are a 68% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under is a 51% chance of going Under.
Best Bets for Lightning vs. Maple Leafs
- Puck Line: Lightning +1.5 @ -208 via Caesars Sportsbook (68% probability)
- Moneyline: Lightning @ +115 via DraftKings Sportsbook (0.2% edge)
- Total: Over 6.5 @ +105 via Caesars Sportsbook
Dimers' best bets are based on detailed simulations and wagering intelligence to help you make smarter decisions with the legal sportsbooks in America.
While the Maple Leafs are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, betting on the Lightning moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently on offer.
Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is one of the keys to being profitable in the long run.
Furthermore, despite the Under being more likely to hit on this occasion, Over 6.5 is our best bet owing to the better odds (+105) that are available from Caesars Sportsbook.
Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Betting Guide
Use our interactive widget below to see the latest Moneyline, Over/Under and Puck Line probabilities and odds for Tampa Bay vs. Toronto, and click or tap on See Matchup for more.
Dimers has full coverage of Saturday's Lightning-Maple Leafs matchup, including pregame predictions, computer picks, and live win probabilities.
Lightning vs. Maple Leafs Player Props
Who will score the first goal in Lightning vs. Maple Leafs? The data is in.
Featured below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Lightning and Maple Leafs.
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According to DimersBOT, Toronto's Auston Matthews is most likely to score the first goal in Lightning vs. Maple Leafs.
DimersBOT gives Matthews a 10.6% chance of scoring the first goal at Scotiabank Arena, while the Maple Leafs star is a 49.4% chance of netting an anytime goal.
Scroll down for our full list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.
First Goal Scorer Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning
- Nikita Kucherov: 7.7% probability
- Steven Stamkos: 6.9% probability
- Brayden Point: 5.1% probability
- Ross Colton: 4.8% probability
- Alex Killorn: 3.9% probability
Toronto Maple Leafs
- Auston Matthews: 10.6% probability
- William Nylander: 5.5% probability
- Mitch Marner: 5.5% probability
- John Tavares: 5.1% probability
- Ilya Mikheyev: 3.7% probability
Anytime Goal Scorer Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning
- Nikita Kucherov: 37.8% probability
- Steven Stamkos: 36.5% probability
- Brayden Point: 30.1% probability
- Ross Colton: 28.3% probability
- Alex Killorn: 21.3% probability
Toronto Maple Leafs
- Auston Matthews: 49.4% probability
- William Nylander: 30.9% probability
- Mitch Marner: 30.8% probability
- John Tavares: 27.7% probability
- Ilya Mikheyev: 21.7% probability
Don't forget, DimersBOT updates frequently, so check this article for the latest betting analysis ahead of Lightning vs. Maple Leafs on Saturday May 14, 2022.
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Lightning vs. Maple Leafs 2022 Game Info
Saturday's matchup between the Maple Leafs and Lightning in the NHL Playoffs is scheduled to commence at 7:00PM ET.
- Date: Saturday May 14, 2022
- Time: 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena
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