This Original Six matchup features a Leafs team on the rise and a Bruins team that is going through a definite transition period. These teams started their season on completely opposite ends of the spectrum with Boston winning their first game and Toronto losing their season opener.
- The Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Maple Leafs.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Bruins’ last 11 games in October.
- The Maple Leafs are 1-5 in their last 6 games with two days off between games.
Frederik Andersen and Tuukka Rask will handle the starting duties for their respective teams with the former looking to rebound from a tough first start in his Leafs’ debut. Andersen allowed five goals on 30 shots in the Leafs’ opener against the Senators and is line to line to get a ton of work tonight against a Bruins lineup that scored six against the Blue Jackets in their first game of the season.
Rask regressed significantly last season but he’s still one of the top-five goalies in the league when he’s on. He saw three pucks slide by him against Columbus but that’s been par for the course in the NHL in the early hours of the 2016-17 campaign. 13 of 16 games played so far this year have had five goals or more and I don’t see this game shifting the paradigm.
The Auston Matthews hype train is rolling and to go along with all the regular moneyline, puckline and game props, Bovada has a page dedicated entirely to what the Leafs’ best prospect will do tonight, and for the season. Click here to check out my breakdown of the Matthews related propositions.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Toronto Maple Leafs as -109 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.3 win for the Bruins. 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
0-0-1 Toronto battles the Bruins, currently with a 1-0-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Maple Leafs and 1-0 for the Bruins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.
The Toronto Maple Leafs sit at No. 23 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Boston Bruins sit at a No. 10 on the same chart.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Blue Jackets on October 13. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -133 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
- Boston is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games
- Boston is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
- Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- Toronto is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games
- Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Winnipeg, Monday, October 17th
Toronto at Winnipeg, Wednesday, October 19th