NHL Playoffs Vegas Odds & Expert Picks: Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Monday, April 15, 2019
by Liev Jackson

Boston Heads to Toronto for Pivotal Game Three

NHL Playoffs Vegas Odds & Expert Picks: Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Boston Bruins (1-1) vs
Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1)

Time: 7:00 PM ET
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Watch on: NBC Sports Network, NESN , CBC, TVAS
Moneyline: Toronto -115
Puckline: Toronto -1½ (+220)
Total O/U: 6u (-115)

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs have traded 4-1 wins in the opening two games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup.

After Toronto won 4-1 on Boston ice to open the series, it was the Bruins turn to reply on Saturday.

The Bruins peppered Frederik Andersen with 41 shots and surrendered just 30. There were four different goal scorers, but the top line which includes Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand combined for two goals and an assist.

The Maple Leafs job is going to be that much tougher with the expected suspension of Nazim Kadri. The Leafs third line center was ejected for a retaliatory cross check. It’s a bit of déjà vu as he was suspended early in the teams’ playoff series last year. Boston took control while he was out and then held on to win in seven games.

Kadri was the second line center last year. This year he is third with the addition of Jonathan Tavares, but he’s key for defensive matchups and depth and had a goal and an assist through the first two games.

Auston Matthews along with the Leafs offensive defensemen Morgan Reilly and Jake Gardiner have yet to score in this series.

David Pastrnak is looking for his first goal for Boston.  

Probable Goalies:
Tuukka Rask (Boston) W/L/OTL 27-13-5 GAA: 2.48
Frederik Andersen (Toronto) W/L/OTL 36-16-7 GAA: 2.77

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
29 Boston
+103
30 Toronto
-123
  Total
6
 
 
Boston Bruins
 
Toronto Maple Leafs
50-25-6-3
Won 1
4 Home
$124.00
3.14
2.62
41-24
9-10
35-46-3
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
Money
Offense
Defense
Favorite
Underdog
O/U
47-29-6-2
Lost 1
Away 1
$-412.00
3.46
3.05
40-30
7-7
40-40-4

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends & Predictions

Boston:
Boston are 21-9 in their last 30 overall
Over is 7-3 in Boston last 10 vs. Eastern Conference
Boston are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto

Toronto:
Over is 8-3 in Toronto last 11 home games
Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings

The Bottom Line: Toronto is -115 favorites and Boston is -105 underdogs. I think the Bruins get momentum with the win and the absence of Kadri. I like their goaltending and defense better than Toronto’s as well. The Pick: Boston 3-2.

Liev NHL Prediction: Boston -105
Total O/U: Under 6 (-115)
NHL Record:
Season 2018-19: 4-2   /   +0.50 Units

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auston matthews - boston bruins - brad marchand - david pastrnak - frederik andersen - jake gardiner - jonathan tavares - morgan reilly - nazim kadri - patrice bergeron

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