Boston Bruins (-155) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (+135)
The Boston Bruins play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on Thursday evening in the first game of their Eastern Conference Round 1 playoff.
The Bruins and Maple Leafs finished second and third respectively behind Tampa Bay Lightning in the Atlantic Division, with the Bruins seven points better off than Thursday’s opponents.
However, on the Head-2-Head record, it was the Maple Leafs who had the edge by three wins to one in the regular season. The Bruins also ended the season with four defeats in their last five matches, resulting in a tough test against the Maple Leafs instead of claiming the Atlantic Division title and drawing a Wild Card.
The Maple Leafs will fancy their chances in this tie and could start with a win on the road.
Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs (+135 – Bet365)
Note: Current best available odds for Money Line.