2023 NHL Playoff Odds: Maple Leafs Favoured Over Lightning

Get the Latest Odds & Analysis on the Opening Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Lightning VS Maple Leafs Series Odds

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are almost upon us but we are privy to knowing an exact postseason matchup ahead of time as the Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs and and locked in to face each other in the opening round of the NHL playoffs in back-to-back years.

Last season the Lightning got the better of the Maple Leafs in seven games (stop me if you’ve heard this before) en route to their third consecutive Stanley Cup Final. With plenty of bad blood brewing between these two teams we are sure to be in store for a sensational matchup that could go down to the wire.

With so much on the line for both teams heading into this playoff series, why not put yourself in the middle of the action by placing a bet on the outcome of the Lightning VS Maple Leafs series.

Below we’ve compiled all the latest odds on the finish of the playoff battle between the Lightning and Leafs so you can find your perfect pick to score you a win while watching this highly anticipated postseason rematch.

Outright Series Winner Odds

Tampa Bay LightningToronto Maple Leafs

Even though they haven’t managed to escape the first round of the NHL Playoffs in nearly two decades, oddsmakers are favouring the Maple Leafs to defeat the reigning Eastern Conference juggernauts in the first round of the postseason.

While it’s hard not to be superstitious of the Maple Leafs in the playoffs, this year’s squad could be poised to get the monkey off their back, snapping their lengthy postseason woes, and moving on to the second round. With their top performers firing on all cylinders, the Leafs could take advantage of a Lightning team that is bound to be experiencing the wear and tear of multiple deep playoff runs.

The Leafs may be favoured to win this series but don’t look past the Lightning as underdogs. Proving to be one of the best teams the NHL has seen in years, the two-time Stanley Cup winning team has maintained their key players and continued to roll out competitive squads.

After coming up short in last year’s postseason, the Avalanche may be equally as hungry to break out of the first round, earning the chance to make it four-straight Stanley Cup Final births.

Series Total Games Odds

Series LengthOdds
Four Games+600
Five Games+265
Six Games +200
Seven Games+200

If you’re feeling torn about where you want to lean in this upcoming playoff series but have a feeling of when it will come to an end, you can place a bet on the length of the Lightning VS Maple Leafs playoff series.

The Maple Leafs have fallen in the opening round of the playoffs in seven games in four of the past five years including last seasons matchup against the Lightning. Elsewhere the Lightning have had a lengthy series as well as dominant finishes over the course of their recent playoff dominance.

The Lightning and Leafs have been evenly matched this year, stringing together closely contested duels each time they’ve shared the ice. Barring any radical changes or major shifts in available personnel, this series is set to go long, but there’s tremendous value if you feel one of these teams can turn this into a one-sided affair.

Exact Series Outcome Odds

Series OutcomeOdds
Maple Leafs 4-0+1000
Maple Leafs 4-1+475
Maple Leafs 4-2+450
Maple Leafs 4-3+425
Lightning 4-0+1400
Lightning 4-1+800
Lightning 4-2+500
Lightning 4-3+600

Building off of the two previous betting markets displayed above, this Lighting VS Leafs betting market could net you a championship sized payday if you are able to correctly predict the exact finish to this 2023 NHL Playoff series.

In this futures wager, you are able to wager on both the team you feel will emerge victorious in this series and in how many games. By combing the aforementioned betting markets into one, this generates a betting market that holds immense value.

With the most likely finish outlined by oddsmakers being the Maple Leafs in seven and the least probable being the Lightning in a sweep, there is no shortage of funds to be won with this profitable betting market. Go big on your Lightning VS Maple Leafs playoff bets and call your shot on how you feel this series will go down.

Most Goals Scored Odds

Maple LeafsLightning
Auston Matthews +380Brayden Point +475
William Nylander +600Steven Stamkos +700
John Tavares +800Nikita Kucherov +1000
Mitch Marner +1300Brandon Hagel +1900
Michael Bunting +1800Alex Killorn +2500
Ryan O’Reilly +2500Anthony Cirelli +4500
Calle Jarnkrok +3500Ross Colton +5000
Noel Acciari +7500Nick Paul +5000
Alexander Kerfoot +10000Corey Perry +8000
Zach Aston-Reese +25000Tanner Jeannot +10000
Timothy Liljegren +25000Victor Hedman +25000
Morgan Reilly +25000Pat Maroon +25000
David Kampf +25000Mikhail Sergachev +25000

Instead of focusing solely on the outcome of the Lighting VS Maple Leafs 2023 playoff matchup, why not take a stab at predicting who will finish as the leading goal-scorer in the series.

There’s a plethora of All-Star level talent to choose from in this opening round series including former Maurice Richard Trophy winners in Auston Matthews and Steven Stamkos, as well as dangerous snipers such as Nikita Kucherov and John Tavares to place your bets on.

Each skater has fantastic odds attached to their name, providing you with the possibility to score a massive payout when you back the correct player to light the lamp red on repeat throughout the postseason series. Pick your horse in the race and bet on the player you feel will find the back of the net the most over the course of this matchup in order to net you your next big time win while betting on the NHL playoffs.

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Matt Eichhorn

Matt Eichhorn

Having worked in the Sports Gambling industry since 2020, Eichhorn has expertise in all things sports betting. With experience covering various major North American sports leagues he has a wide array of knowledge to draw from when crafting his work.