Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins - 11/15/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (11-3-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (9-7-4)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -111 / Boston Bruins +101 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Boston Bruins need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.5 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 16 goals, Brad Marchand has 19 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 24 goals on 326 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 233 shots. The Boston Bruins allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 13 goals, Mitch Marner has 14 assists and Morgan Rielly has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 41 goals on 467 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 23 goals on 190 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Bruins are 66-26 in their last 92 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 69-141 in their last 210 games as an underdog. The under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 home games. The Bruins are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Toronto. The home team is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have shown some defensive flaws over the last week, which includes blowing a four goal lead to the Florida Panthers in their last contest. The Toronto Maple Leafs remain quite explosive offensively, but they have issues keeping the puck out of the net as well. Five of the last six meetings between the Bruins and Maple Leafs have produced at least six goals. The last three meetings between these clubs are producing an average of 6.3 goals. Instead of going with a side, I'll take the over in this contest.