The Boston Bruins (14-9-4) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (20-8-0) meet at TD Garden on Saturday evening.
The Bruins travel for a road trip to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday evening before coming up against the Maple Leafs. Their last result prior to that was a 5-0 loss that few tipsters predictions would have foreseen on the road at the Florida Panthers on Tuesday evening.
At present the Bruins are only averaging 2.59 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 27th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing just 2.56 Goals per Game, which puts them a far more impressive 2nd in the NHL standings overall. On an individual basis, David Pastrnak has 19 goals for the Bruins, while Patrice Bergeron has contributed 17 assists.
Prior to the trip to Boston, the Maple Leafs are on home-ice against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday evening. Their last result was a 4-3 OT win on the road at the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday evening, which took their current winning streak to five games. Auston Matthews scored twice in the win, including the decisive OT goal.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.64 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 2nd overall in the NHL standings. Defensively they have allowed 2.61 Goals per Game, which puts them in 5th position overall. John Tavares has scored 17 goals for the Maple Leafs this season, while Mitch Marner has contributed 33 assists.
Our NHL betting tip, based on current form, for this game has to be for the Maple Leafs on the Money Line odds, particularly with the Bruins facing such a tough road trip at the Lightning just a couple of days earlier.
Pick: Match Result – Toronto Maple Leafs
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