Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Match Preview & Betting Odds 2019
January 10, 2019
The Toronto Maple Leafs (27-13-2) meet the Boston Bruins (25-14-4) at the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night.
The Maple Leafs were last in action on Thursday evening on the road at the New Jersey Devils, with their last result prior to that being a 4-0 loss at home to the Nashville Predators on Monday evening.
At present the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.62 Goals per Game, which puts them high up in 2nd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.79 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 6th overall.
The Bruins were in action on home-ice against the Washington Capitals on Thursday evening, but prior to that they had won five consecutive games, the last of which was a 4-0 win at home to Minnesota Wild on Tuesday evening.
The Bruins are currently averaging 2.91 Goals per Game, which leaves them 17th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are particularly strong, allowing just 2.56 Goals per Game, which places them 2nd overall. On an individual player basis, David Pastrnak has scored 25 goals for the Bruins this season, while Brad Marchand has provided 31 assists.
Our betting predictions for this game are made more difficult by the fact that the Maple Leafs don’t have the best record on home-ice this season and the Bruins are currently on a good run of form. However, the Maple Leafs possess the attacking qualities that could help them break down the Bruins defensively and they are therefore the tips to win this on the Money Line odds.