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NHL Game Preview - Maple Leafs underdogs vs Bruins at Boston

Toronto Maple LeafsBoston Bruins
March 7, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Odds

15-9-0TEAM RECORD14-3-3

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to grab a road win when they take on the Bruins in Boston at TD Garden on Thursday in hockey odds action.

The Bruins sit at 14-3-3 on the season; in comparison, the Maple Leafs are currently 15-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 9-11 OU, and Toronto is 11-11-2 OU.

View Toronto vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Bruins as -200 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 18 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 9-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 15.9% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 82.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Toronto was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Senators. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at +140 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Maple Leafs at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 9
Boston home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 9