Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Maple Leafs versus the Bruins? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Bruins are favored by -1.5 vs. the Maple Leafs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Bruins to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Maple Leafs (+1.5)

Does Toronto Have What it Takes on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Maple Leafs are 36-18-8 and have 80 points, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Toronto has gone 8-2 and have won four straight games on the road. So far this season, the Maple Leafs are 18-6-6 on the road.

When playing against teams from the Eastern Conference, Toronto has gone 13-18 and have been the underdog in ten of their games, going 5-4-1 in those matchups. Over their last three games, the Maple Leafs have gone 2-1 and are 3-2 in their last five games.

On the road, the Maple Leafs have gone 12-18 against the puck line this season, and they have a puck line record of 22-40 overall. So far, Toronto has an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game.

Across their last ten road games, the Maple Leafs have gone 6-4 against the puck line, and they have won four of their last five games vs. the puck line on the road. Overall, the team has 19 wins by multiple goals.

On average, Toronto’s games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Maple Leafs come in with an over/under record of 33-27-2.

The Maple Leafs are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.

Offensively, the Maple Leafs come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 4th position in the league. Looking at how the Maple Leafs’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 7th in power play goals and 13th in shorthanded goals.

Toronto will be looking for a good game from Auston Matthews who leads the team in scoring with 54 goals, ranking 1st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Matthews has 26 assists this season.

Boston defense takes on the Maple Leafs ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Boston. They also are 5th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Joseph Woll gets the start and has made 15 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-6, and his save percentage is 0.546%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Bruins?

With a record of 36-14-15, the Bruins sit in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, they have gone 4-6 and are 2-3 in their last five games.

At home this season, Boston has gone 19-8-6 and have been favored in 54 of their 64 games, going 30-13-11 in those games. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, they have gone 20-14.

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 16-16 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game. So far, they have 25 wins by multiple goals and have gone 32-32 against the puck line.

When favored, Boston’s puck line record is just 22-32, and they have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten home games. Overall, the Bruins have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games.

Games involving Boston have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 5.9. In terms of their over/under performance, the Bruins come in with a record of 31-33-0.

The Maple Leafs are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Bruins are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 14th in the league. This year, the Bruins have recorded a 14-1 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 21-12 record.

The leading scorer for Boston’s offense is David Pastrnak. Coming into the game he has 38 goals, ranking 5th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 52 assists this season.

Boston defense takes on the Maple Leafs ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Boston. They also are 5th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman gets the start and has made 34 starts this season. His record at this point is 20-6, and his save percentage is 0.824%.