Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Bruins Meet Leafs in Rematch with NHL Playoff Lines

January 10th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

Last season Boston and Toronto met in one of the best series with the NHL Playoff lines.  The Bruins won a seven-game thriller after blowing a 3-1 series lead.  However, the Leafs clearly established themselves as a top tier contender for years to come.  Concurrently Toronto is on pace for the best regular season in their history.  Head coach Mike Babcock has got the Leafs playing a full 200-foot game.  Late on Boston has been one of the hottest teams on the NHL board.  Of major concern is the Bruins lack of consistent goal scoring.

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date and Time:  Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7 p.m. ET

Location:  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

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Bruins vs. Maple Leafs TV Coverage:  NHL Network

Boston Bruins

Boston has the hot hand recently with four payouts in their last five games.  And just one of their last four outings have gone over the total.  The Bruins now stand at 24-14-4 with 16-24-2 under the total.  As a result, Boston is in third place in the Atlantic Division standings.  NHL rankings have Boston 19th for goal scoring but fourth for the power play.  Defensively the Bruins rank third for goals against and 12th for the penalty kill.

Toronto Maple Leafs

First, the Maple Leafs have suffered a drop-in value with three losses in four games.  Also, TO has gone under the total in four of their last five matchups.  Toronto now has a record of 27-13-2 with 20-19-3 over the total.  Fashion the Leafs now in second place behind first place Tampa Bay in the Atlantic.  Toronto ranks second best in the NHL for goal scoring and eighth for the power play.  Balanced against that are rankings of eighth for goals against and 16th for penalty killing.

Stats to Consider

Boston has perked up recently as a team that could bring road betting value with the NHL playoff lines.  As an example, the Bruins have paid in four of their last six away games.  Just two of their last six road tilts have gone over the total.  Balanced against that is Toronto’s strong profitability at home.  The Leafs have gotten the money in nine of their last 12 games Scotiabank Arena.  And seven of their last nine games on home ice have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Boston has had the recent upper hand in their sportsbook series with Toronto.  To show the Bruins have paid in seven of their last 12 games vs. the Maple Leafs.  Just one of the last six meetings between these teams went under the total.  However, at Scotiabank Arena the Leafs have ruled the cashier’s cage against Boston.  Toronto has won seven of their last eight at home over the Bruins.  Three of the last five in this series at TO went over the total.

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Matchup to Watch

Extending Toronto’s advantage for the NHL Playoff lines is a deep roster of loaded firepower.  John Tavares has proven to be a key acquisition from last summer.  Tavares has a team best 27 goals with 20 assists.  And young phenom Auston Matthews has 20 goals with 19 assists.

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs NHL Playoff Lines Picks

To be exact Toronto has too much for Boston here.

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs NHL Betting Online Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs NHL Betting Online Score Prediction: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 1

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