Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins NHL Hockey Betting Odds (Game 2)
Posted by: Mike Davis
We have just scratched the surface of this year’s NHL hockey betting postseason action. The thrills will continue this weekend with a handful of enticing matchups to wager on. Here we’ll be breaking down the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins matchup to be held this Saturday. Game 1 surprisingly went in Toronto’s favor so now it’s up to Boston to bounce back at home. So what do the NHL sportsbook betting odds have to say about this matchup?
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – Saturday, April 13th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs kicked in the door on the postseason by picking up a win in Boston 4-1. It was a dominant night that was unexpected to say the least. After all, Toronto ended the season on a 3 game losing streak and no one knew how they would open the postseason. Now that they’ve taken a 1-0 lead in this series, the edge undoubtedly goes to Toronto moving forward. If the Maple Leafs are able to pick up Game 2 on the road, it’s difficult to imaging Boston bouncing back from such a bleak situation. In Game 1, Mitch Marner came up big for Toronto, sneaking in half of its goals on the night. If Boston is unable to bolster their defense, they will undoubtedly come up short tonight. After all, their offense wasn’t doing much for them in Game 1.
Players to Watch: John Tavares (1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS.), Mitch Marner (2 G, 0 A, 2 PTS.), and Patrick Marleau (0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS.).
The Bruins had high hopes for Game 1 but failed to take advantage of their home court. Moreover, their defense looked straight up horrible on the night. Clearly the strength of this team lies in their ability to defend the net. After all, they finished 11th in scoring but 3rd in goals allowed in the league. However, their defense didn’t really stand out in the opening match. Additionally, their offense wasn’t really making too many opportunities for them. Moving forward, Boston must find a way to stop Toronto’s offense. If they’re unable to do it at home, they’ll stand no chance on the road.
Players to Watch: Torey Krug (0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS.), Brad Marchand (0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS.), and Patric Bergeron (1 G, 0 A, 1 PTS.).
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins matchup? All things considered, Toronto looked great in their playoff opener. With that in mind, it’s clear fans should stick with the Maple Leafs here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Toronto.