Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19

The Toronto Maple Leafs (16-8-0) meet the Boston Bruins (13-6-4) at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday evening, in a game between two of the leading teams in both the Atlantic Division and the overall NHL standings.

The Maple Leafs come into the game on the back of a comprehensive 6-0 win on home-ice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday evening, with them going 4-0 up within 12:20 and Andrea Johnsson scoring a hat-trick in that time.   

The Maple Leafs have averaged 3.50 Goals per Game, which leaves them 4th in the overall standings, while they have allowed 2.58 Goals per Game to leave them 3rd overall defensively.

On an individual basis, John Tavares is the leading scorer for the Maple Leafs with 15 goals, while Mitch Marner has contributed 24 assists.

The Bruins will also be in confident mood after a 3-2 win on the road at arch-rivals (and those of the Maple Leafs), the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday evening.  After surrendering an early two-goal advantage, John Moore scored the decisive goal late in the 3rd Period.

The Bruins are only averaging 2.83 Goals per Game, which places then 22nd in the NHL overall standings.  Defensively they are only allowing 2.39 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 1st.

Despite their relative lack of goals, David Pastrnak has contributed 17 goals individually.  Patrice Bergeron has provided 17 assists.

Any predictions for this game have to take account of the home-ice advantage and the Maple Leafs greater goal threat, so they are the tips on the Money Line odds.

Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs @ -140 (William Hill)

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