Puck Line Pick
Amalie Arena will be bouncing, as a big Atlantic Divison rivalry takes to the ice. Toronto and Tampa Bay have been two of the better teams in the NHL lately, but the Maple Leafs, have had a big slide the past month or so. The Lightning has been a total opposite as they have climbed all the way to the second spot in the division. Their last two games against teams from out west have been less than spectacular. Tampa lost both of those games by at least three goals. Toronto has lost six of its last seven games against Tampa Bay. When visiting Amalie Arena, odds are definitely not in favor of the road team. The Lighting has won 10-straight at home, and they are a good pick on the puck line to make it 11-straight.
Over Under Pick
Toronto will need to score quickly and easily if they want to hang around against Tampa Bay. Both teams have shown they can score goals at a really high rate. The Maple Leafs have combined for seven goals or more in five of their last 10 games. In each of the Lightning’s last four games, they have combined for at least seven goals. Tampa Bay has scored six or more goals alone in two of the last three head-to-head meetings. Which makes taking an over 6.5 goal total the easy choice with high confidence.