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The opening round of this season’s NHL playoffs have already exceeded expectations from a scoring standpoint. A total of 32 goals were scored in this past Sunday’s four games alone. Moving to Tuesday’s action, a crucial Game 5 showdown between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs is set for 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2.

With the best-of-seven series knotted at two games apiece, Caesars Sportsbook has opened the Maple Leafs as -130 home favorites for Tuesday night. The money line odds on Tampa Bay are +110 with the game’s total set at 6.5 goals.

Updated on 07/24/2024
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The winner of this game earns the inside track for the series win and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Each side posted a split on its home ice in the first four games. Toronto drew first blood with 5-0 shutout on May 2 as a -120 home favorite. Tampa Bay evened the series at home on Sunday with the 7-3 win. The Lightning closed as -130 favorites at Caesars.

None of the first four games have been closer than two goals in the final score. With the exception of the opener, these teams have combined to score at least seven goals in each of the other three meetings. The obvious betting lean would be towards the OVER again on the 6.5-goal line.

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While play between the pipes for each team’s goalie has been shaky at times, any fan of high scoring NHL games has been thoroughly entertained. Left Winger Ross Colton leads the Lightning with three goals in four games. Right winger Nikita Kucherov is tied for the team lead in postseason points with five (1 goal, 4 assists).

Center Auston Matthews and right winger Mitchell Marner have led the way for Toronto with each player scoring two goals with four assists. The Maple Leafs have tallied a total of 16 goals through the first four games of this series.

The total has now gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games. It has gone OVER in four of Toronto’s last five contests. The strongest betting trend for Tuesday night is head-to-head play. The OVER has cashed in six of the last seven games between these two Atlantic Division rivals.

Written by Dave Schwab, our US sports betting industry expert.

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