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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins: Who Will Make it to the Next Round?

Posted by: Mike Davis
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks

The thrilling NHL hockey betting postseason continues this Tuesday night with a flurry of enticing matchups. There are a total of three matchups available to wager on this evening and all 6 teams are facing elimination. Here we’ll be taking a look at this evening’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins contest. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take in this postseason matchup? Let’s take a quick gander at the odds before mulching over some potential bets.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – Tuesday, April 23rd

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Maple Leafs +1½ (-220) 5½ (-105) +120
Bruins -1½ (+180) 5½ (-115) -140
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Toronto Maple Leafs          

Unfortunately for Toronto, the Bruins were able to beat them in the divisional race. Therefore, Toronto has the misfortune of having to play Game 7 on the road. However, seeing as how Toronto is 2-1 on the road against Boston in this series, this is far from a death sentence. In fact, tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds are giving Toronto more than a fighting chance here. Nevertheless, Boston’s getting the largest favoritism from the odds out of all of tonight’s matchup.

In the end, that favoritism makes sticking with Toronto even more lucrative this Tuesday night. All things considered, Toronto has a tough task ahead of them. Not only do they have to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at home to Boston, they have to do so on the road while facing postseason elimination. Fortunately for Toronto they have a clean bill of health heading into tonight’s contest. The Bruins on the other hand, have two players (Chris Wagner and Connor Clifton) listed as day-to-day.

Players to Watch: Auston Matthews (5 G, 1 A, 6 PTS.), Morgan Rielly (1 G, 4 A, 5 PTS.), and Andreas Johnsson (1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS.).

Boston Bruins   

While Boston may have the home ice advantage this evening, there’s a trend in this series that spells trouble for them. This is because no team has won back-to-back games in this series. And since Boston is coming off a win, they’ll need to break that trend to advance to the next round. Fortunately for Boston their wins in this series have been more lopsided. After all, they won Game 2 4-1, Game 4 6-4, and Game 6 4-2. Having the edge in goal differential here, it’s easy to see why the odds are sticking with Boston here.

Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (4 G, 5 A, 9 PTS.), David Pastrnak (2 G, 4 A, 6 PTS.), and Patrice Bergeron (2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS.).  

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • Boston is 20-6 ATS on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games on the road
  • TOR is 14-11-0 straight up against Boston over the last 3 seasons
  • TOR is 15-8 ATS in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

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, this one is definitely a tossup. Therefore, we’ll be going for the most value by sticking with the underdog here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 Toronto.