Monday night in the NHL features an absolutely massive rivalry game between the Bruins and Maple Leafs in Toronto with both teams scratching and clawing to get into the playoffs. The Leafs have taken all three of their matchups with the B’s this season but Boston has been a whole new team since Bruce Cassidy took over behind the bench, winning seven of its last 10 games.
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- The Bruins are 0-3 on the puckline in their last 3 games against the Maple Leafs.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Maple Leafs’ last 8 games as home underdogs.
- The total has gone OVER in the Bruins’ last 5 games on the road.
With just 12 games left on the schedule, every game from here on is basically a must-win for the Leafs. They earned a crucial point in an overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday and can move three points clear of the Islanders for the final playoff Eastern Conference with a win this evening.
Both teams are exactly .500 in their respective home/away splits in terms of their win/loss record and both have the tendency to get torched if the mood strikes them that way. Monitor the health of Patrice Bergeron tonight and if he sits, you can probably go ahead and take the Leafs as home underdogs.
Toronto has a 14-7-3 record against other teams in their division this season and has averaged 4.67 goals in its three games against Boston. I’ll almost always bet a dog at home but when it’s a team fighting for a playoff spot like the Leafs are – I’ll take them laughing all the way to the bank.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Boston Bruins were listed as -115 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 6 before betting started earlier on Monday at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 0.2-0 victory for the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Maple Leafs sport a record of 32-23-15 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Bruins sit at 38-27-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-38-1 for the Maple Leafs and 35-29-7 for the Bruins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.
The Odds – Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Toronto Maple Leafs at No. 20 and the Boston Bruins at No. 1 heading into this contest.
The game also pits Toronto’s No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.03 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.65 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 23.92% while the Bruins defense kills off 85.33% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Oilers on March 16. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Toronto was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Blackhawks. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games
- Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
- Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 11 games
- Toronto is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to Ottawa, Tuesday, March 21st
Toronto at Columbus, Wednesday, March 22nd