Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 10/22/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 10/22/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-1) at Boston Bruins (5-1-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -143 / Toronto Maple Leafs +120 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a victory after splitting their first 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with seven goals, Morgan Rielly has nine assists and Mitch Marner has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 21 goals on 215 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed nine goals on 79 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in seven of their first 10 games.

The Boston Bruins could use a win after splitting their last six games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 37.5 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with nine goals, Brad Marchand has eight assists and Jake DeBrusk has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up seven goals on 130 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed nine goals on 131 shots. The Boston Bruins allowed three or more goals in four of their first six games.

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The Maple Leafs are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog, 8-22 in their last 30 games as an underdog and 5-16 in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bruins are 29-8 in their last 37 Tuesday games, 27-11 in their last 38 games as a favorite and 60-27 in their last 87 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Bruins last 6 overall. The Maple Leafs are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Boston.

The Boston Bruins should win this game given the rest advantage and their defense is built to slowdown a fast and aggressive Toronto offense. However, the over seems like the better bet with less juice, especially with four of the last five meetings producing six or more goals. The Bruins and Maple Leafs were just involved in an overtime game a couple of days ago that saw seven goals and 75 shots on goal. The history suggests a lot of offense and a lot of fireworks. Give me the over.

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