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Maple Leafs vs. Bruins Playoff Odds, Betting Preview: A Clash of Styles


John E. Sokolowski, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Zach Hyman, David Pastrnak

  • The Boston Bruins are -155 favorites over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs.
  • Michael Leboff breaks down the odds and analyzes a matchup between an offensive juggernaut and a defensive force.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Series Betting Odds

  • Maple Leafs odds: +135
  • Bruins odds: -155

This is the second year in a row that the Leafs and Bruins will meet in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs. Boston won the 2018 edition of this fixture, 4-3, but not before blowing a 3-1 series lead.

The Bruins also won three out of four games this season, though the last time these two teams played was back on Jan. 12. I wouldn’t put too much stock into the head-to-head matchups, nor should you care that Boston won this series last season.

What you should care about is that, even though these are two of the strongest teams in the league, the odds suggest that Boston wins this series 58.8% of the time.

For most of the season, we knew this matchup was coming. The Bruins and Leafs are both fantastic teams, but they had the misfortune of playing in the Atlantic Division with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who ran way with the Atlantic before the holidays.

The most impressive thing about the Bruins is how they have handled a litany of injury problems again in 2018-19.

Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, David Pastrnak, David Backes, Matt Grzelcyk and Jake DeBrusk have all missed at least 13 games this season. The fact that this team still put up 107 points despite all of those key injuries is ridiculous.

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