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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins - 1/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, ON
The Line
Toronto -160 // Boston +118 // over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
NESN
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Saturday NHL features the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting a visit from the Boston Bruins.

The surging Boston Bruins saw a five game winning streak end Thursday in a 4-2 loss to visiting Washington. Ryan Donato and David Krejci supplied markers for Boston and Jaroslav Halak gave up three goals on 21 shots to get the loss.

Alex Ovechkin scored twice for Washington with Jakub Vrana and Nicklas Backstrom also finding the back of the net. TJ Oshie assisted twice and Braden Holtby stopped 39 shots to pick up the win for the Capitals.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are eyeing consecutive victories after upending New Jersey 4-2 on the road Thursday. Blake Coleman and Brian Boyle supplied second period markers for New Jersey while Keith Kinkaid gave up three goals on 42 shots to get the loss.

The Maple Leafs received a pair of goals from John Tavares with Ron Hainsey and Mitch Marner also reaching the scoring column. Tavares and Marner added helpers and Michael Hutchinson picked up the win for Toronto with 27 stops.

Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Bruins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic. Under is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 5-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 overall. Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings and home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and Bruins are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto. 

I think I’d give the Maple Leafs a look but small given the juice and their sometimes inconsistent play…

Pick:
Toronto -145

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