Maple Leafs vs. Bruins - 11/23/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (10-8-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (7-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +107 / Boston Bruins -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, TSNT, TVA
The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs square off Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Boston Bruins look for a big road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 33.9 percent of their power plays. Loui Eriksson leads Boston with nine goals, David Krejci has 14 assists and Brad Marchand has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 72.5 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed 11 goals on 128 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 41 goals on 396 shots. Rask has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs hope to keep winning after getting victories in five of their last seven games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. James van Riemsdyk leads Toronto with seven goals, Tyler Bozak has nine assists and Joffrey Lupul has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 28 goals on 439 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 23 goals on 219 shots. Reimer has allowed just three goals in his last three games. Nick Spaling is questionable with a upper-body injury.
The Bruins are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 13-39 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 18-8 in the last 26 meetings.
Even with the Maple Leafs playing solid hockey as of late, they continue to struggle at home. Also, the Bruins have had Toronto's number over the years, winning 18 of the last 26 games. I'll take the road team at the cheap price here.