Leafs-Bruins Set to Lock Online Hockey Betting HornsPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
While March Madness is widely considered to be the most thrilling sports betting action available for the month of March, the way things are shaping up in the Atlantic Division has been turning heads all across the nation. With the start of the hockey playoff odds on the horizon, there isn’t a single online hockey betting fan who isn’t invested in how the postseason action in the Atlantic will unfold.
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With only three seeds to snag, and with both Wild Cards berths from the East likely going to the Metropolitan, the Atlantic’s fiercest competitors are currently engaged in a savage fight that has playoff rights on the line.
Atlantic’s Postseason Outlook
The Atlantic has gone through some serious makeovers this online hockey betting season. But now that the end of the regular season is in sight, NHL bettors have a pretty good idea at how things will turn out.
Montreal has strived to set themselves apart from the pack and their 90-point tally on the season grants the Canadiens a 4-point lead over their nearest competitor, the Ottawa Senators – who have 86 points on the season. Third in the division is the Boston Bruins, whose 82 points paints them as dangerous as the rest of the lot.
As fate would have it, the Bruins and the Senators will face off Tuesday afternoon to determine who is better suited for a betting line featuring hockey playoff odds. But first, Boston has to prove their merit against the Atlantic’s 4th seed, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Maple Leafs vs. Bruins – Monday, March 20
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Air Canada Centre
TV: NESN, TSNT
Online Hockey Betting Line:
Toronto Maple Leafs +1½ (-270) 6 (-125) +105
Boston Bruins -1½ (+230) 6 (+105) -125
The Bruins enter Monday night’s matchup with a 38-27-6 record that nets the club 82 points on the season. Although the Bruins are a household name in the NHL, Boston has failed to qualify for the postseason two years consecutively now. This year’s squad has a very legitimate chance of putting that streak to an end. Boston has won 4 out of their last 6 contests and will be looking to further separate themselves from the Maple Leafs, who are Boston’s nearest threat in the Atlantic.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Like the Bruins, the Maple Leafs have failed to see the hockey playoff odds for several years in a row now (3), and as things stand now, they’re not exactly guaranteed a spot in this year’s postseason. Right now Toronto is sitting on a 32-23-15 record that nets the franchise 79 points, 3 shy of tying with Boston. Things in the Wild Card chase aren’t looking much better for the Leafs either. If they fail to win Monday night, things could be all but over for Toronto.