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Hockey Matchup - Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins Odds Preview

Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs
52-18-6 April 03, 2014, 07:30 PM | Air Canada Centre 37-32-8

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Bruins arrive at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

The Maple Leafs sport a record of 37-32-8 heading into this matchup, while the Bruins sit at 52-18-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 42-32-3 for the Maple Leafs and 30-27-19 for the Bruins. View Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Maple Leafs in this one found them earlier as 129 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Maple Leafs rated this week at No. 27 and the Bruins sitting at No. 1.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.12 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 20.34% rate while the Bruins have a 84.4% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Bruins at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Boston is 15-1-1 SU in its last 17 games
Boston is 9-0-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Boston is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Philadelphia, Saturday, April 5th
Toronto home to Winnipeg, Saturday, April 5th