Bruins can oust Leafs in Game 5 betting
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Odds
Boston can be the next team to advance in the NHL playoffs on Friday, as they host the underdog Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Bruins won in OT in Game 4 and opened as big -200 moneyline favorites to finish the series at 4-1.
This season the Bruins are 28-14-6 overall while the Maple Leafs are 26-17-5. As for the totals, Boston is 16-28-4 on the OU, and Toronto is 23-20-5.
The Bruins were listed earlier today as -205 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including TopBet, while oddsmakers like GTbets.eu set the opening total around 5.5.
The Bruins sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 11-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 87.9% rate on the penalty kill.
The Bruins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
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 Friday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Maple Leafs at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 18 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 17 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing Boston
Boston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 18 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to Boston, Sunday, May 12