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Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins predictions, picks and best bets

The Boston Bruins host Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday after tying up the first-round series at two games apiece on the road in Game 4. Puck drop at TD Garden will be just after 7 p.m. Eastern.

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Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins: By the Numbers

  • Three of the four games have played to totals of five goals with Wednesday’s Game 4 being the first to go OVER the number with a combined 10 tallies.
  • John TavaresAuston Matthews and Mitch Marner share the Maple Leafs’ team lead with four points apiece while Brad Marchand leads the series with six points.
  • Rask has been the better goaltender of the series thus far with a .921 save percentage to Andersen’s .917 mark.
  • Boston’s had the advantage on special teams with five power-play goals to Toronto’s three.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins: Projected Goalie Starters

Frederik Andersen vs. Tuukka Rask

Anderson’s five goals allowed in Game 4 were his most since the regular-season finale against the Montreal Canadiens. His 25 saves in the outing were his fewest since a loss to the Nashville Predators on March 19.

Rask’s .921 save percentage this postseason is his best since 2013-14. He went 15-6-2 at TD Garden over the regular season.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins: Key Injuries

Bruins D Connor Clifton will miss Game 5 due to an upper-body injury. Steven Kampfer takes his spot in the lineup.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins: NHL Best Bet

Moneyline: Boston‘s laying -145 as a home favorite. It went 1-1 as the favorite in Games 1 and 2 before being listed as the underdog in both games in Toronto. Take the Bruins to win a second consecutive game in the series for the first time after going 29-9-3 at home in the regular season.

Against the spread: Take the more experienced Bruins at +185 odds to win by two or more and take their first lead of the series.

Over/under: The total of pays -105 on either side. Take another UNDER after Game 4’s outburst.

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