Boston vs Toronto: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Monday November 26th, 7:00 pm ET
The Boston Bruins head north to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in a crucial Atlantic Division showdown.
Coming into the campaign, most envisioned the Atlantic Division to be a three-horse race between the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Toronto Maple Leafs. However, after 23 games, the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens also find themselves in the tight race at the top of the table. As a result, Monday’s game between Boston and Toronto has become even more important.
Boston has looked great at home, winning eight of their first 10 games at TD Garden but has struggled on the road. They have just four wins in their first 12 games on the road and know they will need to improve on that record if they have any chance of claiming the Atlantic Division. Toronto will not be an easy place for them to do that though.
Even with Auston Matthews and William Nylander still out of the line-up, the Maple Leafs remain one of the league’s hottest teams. Unlike Boston, they have looked better away from Scotiabank Arena than at home. But with consecutive losses on the road to the Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets, they will be excited to be back home for three consecutive games.
For both teams, this will be their third game in four nights and each could be forgiven if they look a little sluggish. With each side having Sunday off though, we should see both Jaroslav Halak and Frederik Andersen in net. Halak has taken Tuukka Rask’s spot as Boston’s starting goalie, posting a 1.98 GAA and .939 SV% after his first 13 starts of the season. This one should be an intense affair between two teams who do not like each other. Score Prediction: Toronto over Boston 3-2.
Both these teams have consistently hit the under throughout the start of the season and that will likely be the case between these rivals on Monday night.
- Toronto to win
The Maple Leafs should get the job done, but don’t be surprised if we see over-time on Monday. Boston has gone into OT four of their first 12 games on the road and we could see that occur again at Scotiabank Arena.
Head to Head
Boston took down Toronto 5-1 earlier in November at TD Garden. The Bruins also eliminated the Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs last season, winning the intense best-of-seven series in the seventh game.
- Boston is 13-9 ATS after their first 22 games of the season.
- Boston have hit the over just six times after their first 22 games of the season.
- Toronto is 11-12 ATS after their first 23 games of the season.
- Toronto has hit the over just eight times after their first 23 games of the season.