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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/25/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Maple Leafs (52-29-7) at Boston Bruins (53-23-12)
Date & Time Wednesday April 25, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Boston Bruins -165 / Toronto Maple Leafs +149 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
NBCS, NESN
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NHL game seven action comes to TD Garden where the Boston Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Boston Bruins once held an imposing 3-1 series lead but Toronto has fought off elimination with consecutive victories following a 3-1 decision in game six. The Bruins had outscored Toronto 15-5 in their three wins and the Maple Leafs have won the scoring battle 11-6 in their wins.

Boston opened the scoring at 1:02 of the second period on a Jake DeBrusk tally but William Nylander evened the score just five seconds later for the Maple Leafs. Mitch Marner scored the game winner at 13:25 while Tomas Plekanec hit the empty net with 74 seconds remaining in the third. 

Plekanec and Marner also posted assists for Toronto while Nikita Zaitsev added a pair of helpers to make a winner of Frederik Andersen and his 32 stops. Tuuka Rask absorbed the loss for the Bruins with two goals given up on 29 shots.

Under is 4-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 games following a win and under is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and Maple Leafs are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 9-1-3 in Bruins last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and Bruins are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games and over is 10-2-4 in Bruins last 16 home games. Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and Maple Leafs are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. 

It’s difficult to play and over/under in a game seven with the possibility of a few empty net goals but for now I’ll go under and dig further in to this…

Pick:
UPDATE---with time to look at this the OVER 5.5 is the play

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