Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Free Preview

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Morgan Rielly, Mitchell Marner, and the Toronto Maple Leafs will face off against Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in an Original Six showdown. CBC Sports will air the matchup, and the puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 10.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins Odds

Toronto is 11-5 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 1.4 units this year. Through 16 regular season matches, 11 of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and none have pushed. The Leafs are 6-0 SU as the away team in 2018-19.

Toronto has converted on 26.2 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, it has the fourth-best penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 86.7 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 28.9 saves per game with a .933 save percentage, Frederik Andersen (9-5) has been the primary option in goal for Toronto this year. Andersen did just play last night, however, so Toronto may opt to rest him and turn to Garret Sparks instead (2-0 record, .892 save percentage, 3.49 goals against average).

Boston is 8-7 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.2 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 10 of its matches have gone under the total, while five have gone over and none have pushed. The team is 5-2 SU at home this year.

The Bruins have converted on 30.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places it in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.6 percent of all penalties.

Jaroslav Halak has stopped 25.9 shots per game as the primary selection in the crease for the Bruins. Halak has four wins, five losses, and two OT losses to his credit and has maintained a solid 1.96 goals against average and a .936 save percentage this season.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Bruins, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of Boston’s last five outings.
  • After averaging the ninth-most shots in the league last season (32.8 per game), Boston’s attempted 29.9 shots per game overall this season, and 29.6 over their last 10 games.
  • Eight of Toronto’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-3 in those games.
  • Toronto skaters created 20.8 hits per game last season, while the Bruins logged 24.3 hits per matchup.