Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Prediction: Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 20, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 18, 2024

Saturday will see the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs square off in the opening game of the NHL Playoffs First Round at TD Garden, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on TBS. The Maple Leafs are underdogs away from home, at +108, and the Bruins are -131.

The betting trends in this article reference odds valid as of April 20, 2024 at 3:12 PM ET. See below the latest odds for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: BOS: (-131) | TOR: (+108)
  • Puck line: BOS: -1.5 (190) | TOR: +1.5 (-239)
  • Total: 5.5 — Over: (-128) | Under: (+105)

Injury Report as of April 20

Bruins: Milan Lucic: Lower Body/Personal (Out), Derek Forbort: Undisclosed (Out), Matthew Poitras: Shoulder (Out), Justin Brazeau: Upper Body (Doubtful), Brandon Carlo: Undisclosed (Questionable)

Maple Leafs: Calle Jarnkrok: Hand (Out), Jake Muzzin: Neck (Out), Matt Murray: Hip (Out), John Klingberg: Hip (Out), Max Domi: Undisclosed (Questionable), Bobby McMann: Lower Body (Questionable), William Nylander: Undisclosed (Questionable)

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Predictions & Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Bruins
Total Pick Over (5.5)
Spread Pick Maple Leafs (+1.5)

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Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Team Stats

Bruins Avg. (Rank) Maple Leafs Avg. (Rank)
3.21 (13th) Goals Scored 3.63 (2nd)
2.71 (6th) Goals Allowed 3.18 (21st)
29.2 (21st) Shots 32.6 (7th)
30.5 (21st) Shots Allowed 29.8 (16th)

Bruins Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
David Pastrnak 82 47 63 110 381 12 +23
Brad Marchand 82 29 38 67 207 7 +4
Pavel Zacha 78 21 38 59 148 6 +14
Charlie Coyle 82 25 34 59 145 7 -1
Charlie McAvoy 74 12 36 48 133 1 +4

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Maple Leafs Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Auston Matthews 81 69 38 107 371 18 +31
William Nylander 82 40 58 98 316 11 +1
Mitchell Marner 69 26 59 85 158 8 +21
John Tavares 80 29 36 65 278 9 +2
Morgan Rielly 72 7 51 58 174 1 +7

Betting Trends

  • The Bruins have won 38 of their 67 games when favored on the moneyline this season (56.7%).
  • The Bruins have an implied moneyline win probability of 56.7% in this matchup.
  • The Maple Leafs have been an underdog in 17 games this season, and won seven (41.2%).
  • The implied probability of a win by the Maple Leafs, based on the moneyline, is 48.1%.
  • Boston’s 82 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 5.5 goals 38 times.
  • Toronto and its opponent have combined to score over 5.5 goals in 54 of 82 games this season.

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