Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 4/12/2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Maple Leafs at +190 and the Bruins at +105.
Toronto has a record of 49-26-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 20-16-5-2. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 277 goals and given up 232 goals for a point differential of +45. For the season they have an ATS record of 49-33-0 and an over/under record of 42-35-0. Boston is 50-20-12 including 28-8-5-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 270 goals and surrendered 214 for a goal differential of +56. Their record against the spread is 50-32-0 while their over/under record is 36-42-0.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 49-33-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 42-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 50-32-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 36-42-0 against the over/under this season
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
04/08/18 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia IR (10/03)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
04/08/18 C Riley Nash Upper Body is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
04/08/18 C Sean Kuraly Upper Body is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
04/08/18 LW Rick Nash Upper Body is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
04/01/18 D Brandon Carlo Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Auston Matthews has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 34 goals this year with 187 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Mitch Marner averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 22 goals on 194 shots. He has 47 assists, giving him a total of 69 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 38 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has 2,211 shots against him and he's given up 182 goals. He's made 2,029 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brad Marchand has scored 85 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 34 goals this season with 182 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 51 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averages 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 35 goals on 246 shots. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 80 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 34 wins and 14 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 1,513 shots against him and he's surrendered 125 goals. He's made 1,388 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 105 total points this season, which ranks them 6th in the NHL. They are 2nd in the league in goals scored with 277 while they've given up 232 goals, ranking them 21st overall. They have had 224 power play opportunities and have scored 56 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 2nd in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have allowed 231 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 11th in the league when short-handed. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.49% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 4th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 4th in the NHL with a total of 112 points this year. They have 61 power play goals on 258 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 4th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 245 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 6th in the league with 270 goals scored while they've given up 214 goals, which is 29th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.99%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've tried 4,998 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,965 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 18th in Corsi percentage. They are 22nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49% as they have 3,709 shots while they've given up 3,861 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the year. That puts them 26th and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,688 face-off wins as opposed to 2,499 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 6th overall in the NHL. On defense Toronto has 1,632 hits and they've blocked 1,104 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Bruins are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.9% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 2,577 face-off wins compared to 2,501 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,914 hits and they have blocked 1,072 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Boston is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.7% as they've attempted 4,909 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.8% ranks 2nd as they have 3,732 attempts while they have given up 3,332 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Bruins NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Boston +105
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +105
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