Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Saturday November 10th, 7:00 pm ET
The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Boston Bruins in an Atlantic Division battle on Saturday night.
In a bizarre twist of fate, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been much better on the road to start the season than they have been at home. They have won all six of their games away from Scotiabank Arena, including a shutout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
They will not have an easy task on their hands playing the Bruins at TD Garden though, especially because they will be playing the New Jersey Devils on Friday before hopping on a flight to play in Boston the very next night. Auston Matthews and William Nylander remain out of the line-up, but we will likely see starting goalie Frederik Andersen in net against a division rival, with Garret Sparks in action against the Devils.
Boston on the other hand, are currently in the midst of a four-game home spell that will see them play three games in four nights. Unlike Toronto though, Boston are off on Friday but will play on Sunday against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Bruins have been fantastic at home thus far, losing just one of their opening five games at TD Center.
The biggest story surrounding the Bruins has to be the play of Jaroslav Halak who looks to have taken over the starters spot in net. Even in Boston’s loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday, he was brilliant in net and the only bright spot in the game for the Bruins. Expect him to be between the posts against the Maple Leafs for this one.
- Total goals under 6
With the history these two teams have, we could see a rather tight affair with neither team wanting to slip up.
Head to Head
Toronto won the season series last year earning three victories in four games against the Bruins- including a 4-1 win at the TD Center. Boston won when it really mattered though, eliminating the Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs taking the best-of-seven series in seven games.
Morgan Rielly has 18 points through 14 team games this year. Only two other players in Maple Leafs history have earned more after 14 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won each of their first 6 road games in a season for just the second time in franchise history. They went 7-0-0 on the road back in 1940-41.
On Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Patrick Marleau scored the 538th goal of his NHL career to tie Keith Tkachuk for 32nd place on the league’s all-time scoring list.