Maple Leafs (4-3-1) take on the Boston Bruins (5-1-0) in the NHL on Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Maple Leafs were on the road at the Washington Capitals on Wednesday evening, where they were hoping to extend their two-game winning streak but lost 4-3. Their previous result was a 4-2 win on home-ice against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday evening
Auston Matthews has seven goals this season for Toronto, with Morgan Rielly recording nine assists and Mitch Marner having nine points.
The Bruins have made a strong start to the new season and were last in action the Thursday prior to this game on home-ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning where they lost 4-3 in a shootout. Boston were also on a two-game winning streak prior to that, having beaten the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Monday night at TD Garden, with David Pastrnak scoring all four goals for the Bruins.
Pastrnak now has six goals and 10 points in total for the season, while Brad Marchand has registered five assists.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Betting Lines & Prediction
The bookies can barely separate these two on the NHL betting lines. Toronto Maple Leafs are the narrow favourites at -114.94 (1.87) with Betway Sports with the Boston Bruins the slight underdogs at best odds of +102 (2.02) over at 888sport.
Two teams with good results of late make this a difficult game when it comes to making our NHL betting predictions. However, we’ll take the Maple Leafs as our tips to make the most of home-ice advantage and an extra day’s rest against their Atlantic Division rivals on the Money Line odds.