Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Online NHL Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The year’s online NHL betting playoff action is just getting started. One of the more interesting matchups from the first round has to be this Thursday’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins matchup. The Maple Leafs had an atrocious end to the season as they went 1-5 in their last 6 matchups. Nevertheless, the team is confident they can get this road win on Thursday. Similarly, the Bruins went 2-3 in their final 5 and are hopeful they can use the home ice advantage to get an early edge here. So what do the sports betting odds have to say about this contest?
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – Thursday, April 11th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs have the tough task of rebounding in a playoff match. After posting a rather weak record in their final matchups of the regular season, the Leafs must now rebound against a divisional rival. Seeing as how Toronto is 4-6 in their last 10 matchups against Boston, there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to get that ricochet. Looking over the regular season numbers, it’s clear both teams have something to work with here. Offensively the Maple Leafs get the edge since they ranked 4th overall in the NHL in scoring. Comparatively, the Bruins finished 11th overall in the league in scoring. However, Boston does get the edge on defense. This is because they were ranked as the 3rd best defense in the league while Toronto came in at 20th.
Players to Watch: Mitch Marner (26 G, 68 A, 94 PTS.), John Tavares (47 G, 41 A, 88 PTS.), and Auston Matthews (37 G, 36 A, 73 PTS.).
The Bruins ended the regular season with a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now the Bruins look to open up the postseason by picking off an Atlantic Division rival. And since Boston happens to be 2-1 in their last 3 versus Toronto, it’s easy to see who the fans should take this evening. Unsurprisingly, the online NHL betting odds are sticking with Boston here. All things considered, the favoritism still offers plenty of value in taking Boston straight up here.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (36 G, 64 A, 100 PTS.), David Pastrnak (38 G, 43 A, 81 PTS.), and Patrice Bergeron (32 G, 47 A, 79 PTS.).
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins matchup? All things considered, Boston is the only way to bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-2 Boston.