Who Will Break the Playoff Series Tie: Bruins vs Maple Leafs Preview


The stakes are high as we now get into Game 3 of the best-of-seven series in the NHL playoffs. And one of the most-awaited games is tonight’s Game 3 as the Toronto Maple Leafs seek to break the tie against the Boston Bruins. Tonight’s game, with the puck drop at 7:00 ET, the game will now be north of the border at the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario. Find out what the opening odds are, and the key takeaways for tonight’s showdown with our Bruins vs Maple Leafs Preview.

Bruins vs Maple Leafs Odds and Analysis

Who Will Break the Playoff Series Tie: Bruins vs Maple Leafs PreviewThe betting odds for the game will change until the puck drops. As more and more players start placing their bets for what we all know to be quite the exciting matchup, you will need to check and manage your lines frequently. Your sportsbook software will help you manage the wagers for tonight’s game, so you can relax a bit and focus on getting more players to bet on your sportsbook. But here are the opening odds for the upcoming game.

Moneyline: Boston Bruins -105, Toronto Maple Leafs -115

Puck line: Boston +1.5 (-270), Toronto -1.5 (-220)

Over/Under: Over 5.5 (-120), Under 5.5 (+100)

It will definitely be exciting for those who like to bet on the Maple Leafs, as they find their team to be favorites for the first time in the series at -115, and will be playing a home game as well. But the home advantage is not too strong with the Leafs, barely reaching .500 in the moneyline in home games.

Will the Leafs Break the Series Tie?

The Leads have a 12-12-3 record against the whole Atlantic Division, with a total record of 46-26-10. This season they have 298 goals, which brings us to a 3.6 average goal per game- ranking second in the league. The Leafs’ main advantage is they have star player Auston Matthews on the ice. Matthews was crucial in their last win, scoring the goal in the third period, giving them their 3-2 win. That win finally ended their eight-game losing streak against the Bruins.

Who Will Break the Playoff Series Tie: Bruins vs Maple Leafs PreviewCan the Bruins Pull off a Lead?

Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins have a 19-6-3 against the Atlantic Division, and an overall record of 47-20-15. Their record numbers are 23-9-9. In the previous game, the Bruins managed to lead with 1-0 and 2-1, but the Leafs managed to tie the game in the second period. It seems the challenge for them is to maintain the lead and prevent any scoring from the Leafs.

Their previous matchups have proven that they can score and set a lead against the Leafs. The key will be to bolster their offense and create more opportunity to get as close as they can and score goals. This is a skill that the Bruins have been successful at lately, so they should be able to carry their performance over if they want to get past the first round of the playoffs.

Leafs and Bruins Head-to-Head Numbers

Both teams have faced each other a total of 85 times in playoff games. Overall, the Maple Leafs are 41-43-1-0 against the Bruins. The Bruins average 29.2% in shots per game, while the Maple Leafs score slightly higher at 32.6%.

The Maple Leafs also have a history of winning 39 out of 62 games when the odds are lower than -114. Meanwhile, the Bruins have a 5-6 record as underdogs of -106 or longer. Predicting either team to win, or go for prop bets such as if Auston Matthews scoring in the game, or who will score the first goal, can get you a good payout. But you have higher chances of earning form NHL playoff games when you open a hockey betting operation and become a bookie.


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