Toronto Maple Leafs (26-10-7) vs. Boston Bruins (32-5-4)
January 14, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -156 / Toronto Maple Leafs +126; Over/Under: +6
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden. The Toronto Maple Leafs have split their last 8 games. The Boston Bruins have won 11 of their last 15 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with 22 goals, Mitchell Marner has 34 assists and Auston Matthews has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Matt Murray has given up 42 goals on 519 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 39 goals on 453 shots.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 28.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 27 goals, Brad Marchand has 24 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 85.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 49 goals on 793 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 36 goals on 379 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games and 16-7 in their last 23 overall. The Bruins are 39-12 in their last 51 home games and 39-14 in their last 53 overall. The under is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 home games. The Maple Leafs are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Boston and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have been the best team in the league all season long, and they’re going to get the benefit of the doubt at home. However, you’re getting an impressive Toronto Maple Leafs team in the underdog role, something you’re not going to get often. I don’t care where the game is played or who the opponent is, there’s value with the Maple Leafs and plus money. I’ll take it.