Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 11/2/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+140) Bruins (-175)
The Boston Bruins (8-0-1) will go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-1) at TD Garden on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Maple Leafs at +140 while the Bruins open at -175. The over/under is 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a rough game after their 4-1 loss to the Kings in their previous game. Toronto garnered 18 mins in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. The Maple Leafs offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. For the outing, they earned a goal on 1 of the 30 shots they launched.
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In terms of scoring goals, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 29 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 28. For the year, they sit with 11 points and their points percentage comes in at .611. Toronto has accounted for 32 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 31.25%. While at even strength, the Maple Leafs have given up 20 goals while scoring 19 as an offensive unit. Toronto has attempted 299 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Maple Leafs have had 263 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .894. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have totaled 31 power play tries (16th in the NHL) and have earned 8 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Samsonov. In his career, Samsonov has accounted for 61 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .492. His save percentage sits at .906 during his 7,597 minutes played. Samsonov has seen 3,624 shot attempts taken against him and he has 3,283 total saves. Opponents have tallied 341 goals versus Samsonov in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.69. He has compiled an overall mark of 81-33-14 and he has gotten the start in 124 games. Samsonov has been involved in 136 games during his NHL career.
In their last contest, Boston played the Panthers in an outing where the Bruins got the victory by a final score of 3-2. They had 1 chance on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Bruins scored 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took.
Over the course of the season, the Boston Bruins have tallied 29 goals, 17 points, as well as a points percentage of .944. They have granted a total of 14 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded. The Bruins have accumulated 24 goals at even strength and 5 goals (17th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 30 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.67%. Boston has attempted 280 shots (13th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.36%, while allowing the other team 264 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 97.30% on their opponents 37 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 94.7%.
Across the rink you are going to see Jeremy Swayman defending the goal. He has gathered 2,259 saves out of the 2,451 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .922. Swayman has a career record of 58-23-7 and has played in 92 games. He has been a starter 86 contests and his ice time sits at 5,244 mins. Swayman's quality start rate comes in at 67.4% and he has 58 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.20 goals per contest and he has yielded 192 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (+140)
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