Maple Leafs seek a Boston rebound
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to bounce back from a weak Game 1 outing on Saturday night as they play on the road against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the first-round series.
The Bruins rolled over the Maple Leafs by a score of 4-1 in the opener of the best-of-seven set on Wednesday night, winning as a -171 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. David Krejci had three points in that contest for the Bruins.
The Maple Leafs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 26-17-5 this season, while the Bruins are 28-14-6. Toronto is 23-20-5 against the total, while Boston is 16-28-4 versus the number.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -185 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 14-rated Maple Leafs taking on the No. 4-rated Bruins in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 14.8% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 87.9% of their penalties.
In their last action, Toronto was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -171 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Maple Leafs at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 17 games when playing on the road against Boston
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Toronto is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 17 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Toronto home to Boston, Monday, May 6