The Weekend of National Hockey League Action Will Follow
After Thursday night’s giant slate of games around the league, including this contest between Atlantic Division rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. These two NHL clubs have had solid starts to their season in October and look to continue their NHL Score Predictions ascent towards the Eastern Conference going into November. Let’s analyze and breakdown some key factors for this Atlantic Division clash in the Maple Leafs vs Bruins Analysis betting preview for Thursday night.
(5-3-1, 11 points) | (8-0-1, 17 points)
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Day/Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT
Streaming: ESPN+ and Live Sports Stream
Maple Leafs avoiding Full Melt?
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this contest looking for a victory after a pair of tight losses against Los Angeles and Nashville. Head Coach Sheldon Keefe knows that this game will officially end the stretch of six road games over the span of seven contests dating back to October 19th.
Forwards William Nylander and Auston Matthews have been pulling their weight, leading the team in points and goals scored, along with captain John Tavares. In goal, Joseph Woll has been the big story for the Leafs. The 25-year old Missouri native is 3-2 with a 1.89 goals-against average and a .942% Save Percentage in four starts this season. He, along with Ilya Samsonov, give Toronto a more than formidable tandem between the pipes.
Bruins Busting Loose
The Boston Bruins look just as hot to start off this NHL season as they did last year, in what many said would be impossible to accomplish even once in a lifetime of a franchise. With an 8-0-1 mark after their first nine games, it’s hard to pick out any flaws in the Bruins’ game right now.
But one issue early one has been their willingness to allow their opponent to dictate the pace of play early in contests, and that was reflected in slow starts, especially in the game at home against Anaheim, where the Ducks pressed early to take the lead en route to a 4-3 overtime victory where Anaheim tied the game with ten seconds left in regulation. Forward Mason McTavish scored the game-winner in the extra frame.
Boston has a young starting centerman in Matthew Poitras. The second round pick from 2022 has three goals and five points in nine NHL games overall, and with this start tonight, his entry level contract officially kicks in, confirming his first full professional hockey season.
Maple Leafs at Bruins Betting Odds
Concluding the Maple Leafs at Bruins Analysis Betting Preview: Sportsbooks have the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs odds to win as short favorites against the hosting Boston Bruins on Thursday night priced in the pick’em range around -105 to -110. This Maple Leafs teams has been favorites of pick’em or more in every game this season, while the Bruins have yet to be underdogs in a contest this year.
The total for this NHL picks and parlays contest is set at 6 goals shaded slightly to the Over around the pick’em range between -110 to -120. Boston has gone Over the total in eight of their last twelve games against an Eastern Conference opponent. The Over has cashed in five of the last seven meetings overall between these two clubs.
The Maple Leafs have gone Under the total in six of their last seven games overall, including seven of their last eight contests on the road.
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