NHL Playoff predictions: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Game 1 Picks

The NHL playoffs are off to a great start and the odds are posted, now it’s time to look at the best games and offer up some picks. The Boston bruins stumbled into the NHL playoffs. They had a chance to beat Florida in the last game of the regular season, but instead they stumbled. Now they will get to go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This will provide a much bigger challenge for the Bruins and could be one of the best first round series of the playoffs.  Here is a breakdown of the series opener with Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins game 1 picks.

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NHL Playoff predictions: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Game 1 Picks

NHL Playoff predictions: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Game 1 Picks

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins odds

In game one of the series the Bruins are (-157) favorites and the over / under is set at 6. The odds to win the NHL Eastern Conference has the Bruins listed at 4-to-1 to win the East, while the Maple Leafs are at 7-to-1. The odds to win the Stanley Cup show that the Bruins are 7-to-1 to win it all and the Maple Leafs are 14-to-1. Now let’s break down both teams and get to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins game 1 picks.

Why to take Toronto

This series has all of the makings of a classic. Two Original Six teams doing battle and the Leafs won three out of four games in the series this season. If there is a problem with Toronto it is the fact that they turn the puck over way too much.  They are fourth in the NHL in turnovers. If they are going to win this game they need to score early as the Bruins have allowed 76 goals in the opening 20 minutes this season.

Why to Bet on Boston

The Bruins are healthy. They have some solid offense from the likes of Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron and experience in the net in Tuukka Rask. The B’s also have some wicked numbers are on their side as they are Bruins are 22-7 in their last 29 home games,  33-13 in their last 46 games against a team from the Eastern Conference and  44-21 in their last 65 overall.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins game 1 picks

The first game will belong to Boston. They have to recover from the loss to end the season and defend the home ice. After that loss the hockey betting consensus shows that the public is betting on the road team, although Boston has proved that they are one of the best in the NHL. In what will be a hard fought series, the Bruins escape with a game one victory.

Bet on the Bruins (-157)