Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Prediction 4/20/2024

The Toronto Maple Leafs (46-26-10) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (47-20-15) on Saturday, April 20th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on TBS. Both the Maple Leafs and Bruins will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Maple Leafs vs Bruins

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The Toronto Maple Leafs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the road this season, the Maple Leafs have gone 24-11-6 and have dropped their last two games away from home. For the year, Toronto is 46-26-10 and sits in 5th place in the Eastern Conference.

Against other teams in the East, the Maple Leafs have gone 22-28 and have lost three straight games. Over their last ten games, Toronto is 5-5.

On the season, the Leafs have gone 32-50 against the puck line, including 18-23 on the road. Their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game, and they have 27 wins by multiple goals.

So far, Toronto has been the underdog in 17 games, going 11-6 against the puck line in those contests. In their last ten games, the Leafs are 4-6 vs. the puck line and 6-4 in their previous ten road games.

The Maple Leafs aim to bounce back following their 6-4 loss on the road to the Lightning. The Maple Leafs managed to find the net three times in the 3rd period against the Lightning, following their one goal in the first period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 38 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

Coming in as the underdog, Toronto not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 10 goals.

The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 24-11-6 and have been favored in 67 of their 82 games. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 6-4 and they are currently on a two-game losing streak as the favorite.

Overall, the Bruins are 47-20-15 and in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. Within the Atlantic Division, Boston is in 2nd place with an 18-8 record.

On the season, the Bruins are 39-43 against the puck line and 31 of their wins have come by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin for the year is +.5 goals per game. At home, Boston has gone 19-22 against the puck line, and their scoring margin in those games is at +.7 goals per contest.

So far, the Bruins have been favored in 67 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is at 26-41. In their last ten games at home, Boston’s puck line record is 4-6, and they have dropped four straight games against the puck line at home.

The Bruins are looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss at home to the Senators. During the initial two periods, the Bruins had trouble scoring on offense, but they turned things around by notching one goal in the third period. The team’s one goal occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 35 shots on goal while also having 11 giveaways.

Boston took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

Toronto Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Maple Leafs come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 7th position in the league. This season, the Maple Leafs are 24-14 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-10 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Maple Leafs’ is 45-35-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 54 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.

Bruins Offense Breakdown

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The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 21st in the league. Boston’s offense comes into the game ranked 15th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 37-44-1. For the season, they have had 44 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Toronto Team Defense

The Maple Leafs defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Toronto. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 12th with 5 shutouts.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Boston. They also are 11th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Maple Leafs vs Bruins Trends

  • Although Toronto has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 6-4. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
  • Boston has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Maple Leafs have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.

Maple Leafs vs Bruins Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Bruins to take down the Maple Leafs at home. With the moneyline currently at -129, I’m placing my bet on the Bruins straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Maple Leafs to cover. Even in the event of a Bruins victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Maple Leafs should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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