Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 1 NHL Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The NHL online betting playoffs kick off this week. There are plenty of interesting matchups to tune in for but the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins has a special spot in our hearts. Both teams are coming off of great seasons and have a storied past that only add more intrigue. Let’s take a gander at which team the 2 team teaser odds are pegging as the favorite.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – Game 1 – Thur., April 12th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
NHL Online Betting Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs finished the regular season with a 49-26-7 record to finish 3rd in the Atlantic Division. With a 105-point tally on the year, the Maple Leafs had little hope of cracking the top-2 in the division. Nevertheless, the Maple Leafs built up a comfy lead over the 4th-seeded Florida Panthers to secure a spot in this year’s postseason. Moreover, the Leafs finished the year with a 4-2 performance in their final 6-games. All in all, Toronto faced Boston three times during the regular season. Out of those three, the Maple Leafs came out on top twice. Notwithstanding that performance, the NHL online betting odds are still pegging Toronto as the underdog in Game 1.
Players to Watch: Mitch Marner (22G, 47 A, 69 PTS), Auston Matthews (34 G, 29 A, 63 PTS), and William Nylander (20 G, 41 A, 61 PTS).
The Boston Bruins turned in a highly successful 50-20-12 regular season performance. That record gave Boston 112-points on the year. Surprisingly, this placed the Bruins just 2-points shy of usurping the Tampa Bay Lightning at the top of the division. But since Boston finished the season with a 1-4 record in their final 5, it’s easy to see why they failed to get the job done. Considering the slump that Boston finished the season on, should they be favored in Game 1 of this series? Granted, they do come in with the NHL’s 4th best defense, but they’ll be going up against Toronto’s 3rd-raned scoring offense. It’s a tough matchup, but Boston’s home court advantage has certainly swayed the odds.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (34 G, 51 A, 85 PTS), David Pastrnak (35 G, 45 A, 80 PTS), and Patrice Bergeron (30 G, 33 A, 63 PTS).
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Picks
So which way should top sportsbook bettors lean in this Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins postseason matchup? The odds may be favoring Boston but Toronto might stand a better chance of coming out on top in this one. The Leafs had the better end to the season and they bring plenty of talent into this road game. On top of that, they did manage to beat Boston twice during the regular season. The underdog odds make this bet even more alluring. Sign up now to make this auspicious NHL postseason prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Toronto. The Maple Leafs get the job done on the road to take an early lead in this series. Toronto will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER.