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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/4/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Maple Leafs (29-43-6) at Boston Bruins (40-25-13)
Date & Time Saturday April 4, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Boston Bruins -280 / Toronto Maple Leafs +248 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
NESN
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NHL | Toronto Maple Leafs (29-43-6) at Boston Bruins (40-25-13)
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The Boston Bruins look to flex some muscle when the Toronto Maple Leafs pay a visit on Saturday.

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs defense was no where to be found in Wednesday’s 4-3 defeat at Buffalo as the team’s slump continued with losses in eight of ten. The Leafs received goals from James van Riemsdyk, Eric Brewer and Nazem Kadri but Jonathan Bernier wasn’t at his best between the pipes with all four goals given up on 31 shots as the team failed to build on their win versus Tampa Bay Tuesday. The Sabres received goals from Cody Hodgson, Matt Moulson, Zac Dalpe with Matt Ellis tallying the game winner in the third. Brian Gionta also posted a pair of helpers in support of Anders Lindbeck’s 24 stop performance which put an end to the Sabres five game slide.

 

The suddenly surging Boston Bruins look to keep the ball rolling when the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town. The Bruins used a huge third period rally to down Detroit 3-2 on the road Tuesday night. The Red Wings had built a 2-0 lead before the visitors stormed back with three consecutive goals to post victory number four in a row and forge a third place tie with Detroit in the Atlantic Division. Luke Glendening and Stephen Weiss each lit the lamp for the Red Wings while Petr Mrazek absorbed the loss with all three goals allowed on 25 shots for loss number three in a row. Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg scores to knot the score before Zach Trotman’s first career goal won it to make a winner of Tuukka Rask and his 35 stops.

 

The under is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 games playing on 2 days rest while theMaple Leafs are 1-8 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest. Toronto are 3-14 in their last 17 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and are 4-0 in their last 4 overall while the under is 3-0-3 in Bruins last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Head to head the Maple Leafs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings while the over is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in Boston and is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings. The obvious problem is we don’t know what Toronto is going to do and they oddly play Boston tough. No goalies announced so please check back…

Pick:
over 5.5 // trying to find value & this is the best I can do

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