Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Prediction

2016 matthews leafs01

The Toronto Maple Leafs stayed alive as they held on to defeat the Boston Bruins in Game 5. Will the Maple Leafs win again at home tonight to force a Game 7?

Game Snapshot

17 Boston Bruins at 18 Toronto Maple Leafs

Monday, April 23, 2018

Air Canada Centre at 7PM ET


Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Hockey Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Bruins are listed as a -125 favorite on the moneyline. The Maple Leafs are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Andersen rounding into form 

Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen had a rough start to this series as he allowed five goals in Game 1 and then was yanked in the first period after allowing three goals in Game 2. He was outstanding the next game as the Maple Leafs earned their first win, but then took a step back three days later in giving up three goals on only 21 shots in a 3-1 loss. But with the season on the line in Game 5, Andersen allowed three goals again yet this time he also recorded 42 saves for a save percentage of .933 as Toronto won 4-3. The Maple Leafs will need a similar effort tonight as they once again put their season on the line, this time on their home ice.

Rask struggles in defeat

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask did not make it through Game 5 as he surrendered four goals on 13 shots and received the hook in favor of Anton Khubodin. The backup was much better, although he wasn't tested much in saving all eight shots sent his way. Rask has been a trustworthy goalie for years in Boston and will get the nod again tonight, but if he struggles early he might not have a long leash if the Bruins fall behind.

NHL Betting Trends


The Bruins are 1-5 in their last six road games. Boston is 1-5 in its last six meetings in Toronto.


The over is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings. The Maple Leafs are 0-4 in their last four games following a victory.


Toronto was strong last game in Boston and managed to hold off a late Bruins rush. Andersen is playing with confidence again and the Maple Leafs offense is hard to hold down on their home ice. If Rask is shaky again, the hosts will take advantage. I'm taking the plus money with Toronto.




Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning forced a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final with a victory in Colorado over the Avalanche on Thursday night. Will Colorado wrap things up tonight at 8:00 p.m....
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Avalanche Prediction The Avalanche have an opportunity to close out their series against the Lightning and hoist the Stanley Cup with a win in Game 5 tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. With...
Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Game 4 Prediction The Lightning responded from their meltdown in Game 2 with a resounding victory in Game 3 on Monday night. Will Tampa Bay now even the best-of-seven Stanley Cup...
Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Game 3 Prediction After they were throttled in Game 2 on Saturday night, are the Lightning a good bet to rebound in Game 3 on Monday night when they host the Aves at 8:00 p.m. ET...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Aves Game 2 Prediction The Lightning erased a two-goal deficit in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough. Will they avoid falling into another 2-0...

NHL Headlines