Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
Rivals will meet again tonight as the Boston Bruins take on the host Toronto Maple Leafs. Can Toronto take care of business as the small favorites?
Friday, November 15, 2019
Scotiabank Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Maple Leafs are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Bruins are a -105 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Friday morning, 76 percent of public bets are coming in on host Toronto. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bruins drop fourth straight
Boston fell by a score of 5-4 in a shootout at home Tuesday night against Florida to drop to 11-3-4 on the season. The Bruins lost the shootout by a count of 2-1. Boston blew a 4-0 lead in the contest after four-second period goals beginning with a David Pastrnak goal assisted by Patrice Bergeron. Joakim Nordstrom made it 2-0 with 5:58 left in the second off assist by Charlie Coyle. Anders Bjork made it 3-0 on the power play at the 2:44 mark with assists going to David Krejci and Brad Marchand. Zdeno Chara pushed it to a four-goal lead with 29 seconds to go in the period on assists from Krejci and Danton Heinen. The Panthers scored four goals in the third period before eventually winning it in the shootout. Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 29 shots in the defeat.
Maple Leafs edged at Islanders
Toronto lost by a score of 5-4 Wednesday night at New York to drop to 9-7-4 on the season. The Maple Leafs trailed 2-0 through one period before a Kasperi Kaspanen goal 43 seconds into the second period on assists by John Tavares and Travis Dermott cut it to 2-1. William Nylander evened the score at the 8:38 mark of the second via assists from Andreas Johnsson and Jake Muzzin. New York scored the game's next three goals until Toronto cut it back to 5-3 on a Justin Holl tally with 1:47 left in the contest with Frederik Gauthier and Nick Stone assisting. John Tavares made it 5-4 with 38 seconds remaining on assists by Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews. Frederik Andersen took the loss as he gave up four goals on 29 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Bruins are 36-17 in their last 53 games played on two days of rest. Boston is 2-5 in its last seven games versus the Atlantic Division.
The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last four Friday games. Toronto is 1-6 in its last last seven games versus the Eastern Conference.
Boston has stumbled as of late, but look for it to come out firing against a Toronto squad it typically fares well against. The Bruins need to play a complete 60 minutes as opposed to the 40 it played three nights ago. The Maple Leafs have been inconsistent and vulnerable. I expect the Bruins to take advantage and am betting on them to get the win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -105