Bruins play host to the Maple Leafs
The Boston Bruins have already beaten the Toronto Maple Leafs twice this season as those Atlantic Division teams get set to renew hostilities in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
Boston topped Toronto 3-1 as a -198 home favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on November 9, and then got past the Maple Leafs 5-2 on the road on December 8. The Bruins are 7-3 in their past 10 games against Toronto.
The Bruins sit at 29-14-2 on the season; in comparison, the Maple Leafs are currently 22-20-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 14-16-15 OU, and Toronto is 23-21-3 OU.
The Bruins were listed earlier today as -221 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 5 and the Maple Leafs sitting at No. 25.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Boston won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Sharks on January 11. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.87 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.04 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 19.67% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 77.44% of their penalties.
A few Maple Leafs at Bruins trends to consider:
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Toronto is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Boston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Boston is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to Buffalo, Wednesday, January 15th
Boston at Dallas, Thursday, January 16th