These two Atlantic Division bitter rivals are both badly in need of a win, with the Maple Leafs currently on a three-game losing streak and the Bruins having lost their last four.
Toronto have lacked consistency all season and they went down to a 5-4 loss on the road to the in-form New York Islanders in their latest defeat on Wednesday night (Highlights video below). Kasperi Kapanen, William Nylander, Justin Holl and John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs, while Frederik Andersen made 25 saves.
Boston started the season well enough and still top the Atlantic Division, but four straight defeats has seen the chasing pack rapidly close in on them.
Their latest loss on Tuesday night was little short of disastrous, coming as it did on home-ice against the Florida Panthers in a game that they led 4-0 at the end of the second period, only to eventually lose 5-4 in the shootout.
David Pastrnak, Joakim Nordstrom, Anders Bjork and Zdeno Chara scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Betting Lines & Picks
Looking at NHL betting picks and predictions for this game, confidence can’t be high on either roster at present, but it must be particularly low in the Boston camp after their latest loss.
The Maple Leafs are currently missing Mitch Marner for at least four weeks due to a high-ankle sprain, but they should have Zach Hyman back in the line-up and home-ice advantage could just give them the edge here and they are the tips to win.