Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Game Preview, Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips for 2024 NHL playoffs Game 4 | April 27th, 2024

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Game Preview, Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips for 2024 NHL playoffs Game 4 | April 27th, 2024

The Boston Bruins will face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs East first round.

The Bruins lead the series 2-1, and the game is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The fans can catch the live action on TBS, TruTV, MAX, SN, CBC, TVAS, and NESN.

The Maple Leafs are now striving to avoid falling into a 3-1 deficit before the series heads back to Boston for game five. The Bruins have dominated with nine wins in their last 10 meetings against the Maple Leafs.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Game preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs had a record of 12-14-3 in the Atlantic Division and an overall record of 46-26-10. Their penalty minutes per game place them ninth in the league, with an average of 9.9 minutes served.

Now, the Maple Leafs are looking for a comeback victory to tie the series at 2-2. Offensively, they average two goals per game and convert 9.1% of their power play attempts.

David Kampf has contributed one goal, while Auston Matthews boasts 2 assists and 16 shots on goal and Tyler Bertuzzi has 11 shots. Defensively, the Maple Leafs allow an average of 3.67 goals per game and successfully kill 50% of their opponent's power plays.

In goal, Ilya Samsonov holds a 1-2-0 record, with a 3.05 goals against average and a .895 save percentage, having faced 86 shots and conceding 9 goals.

On the other hand, the Boston Bruins have an overall record of 47-20-15 and 20-6-3 in the Atlantic Division. In power plays, the Bruins are going 20-7-6, where they convert at least one power play opportunity.

Offensively, the Bruins are averaging 3.67 goals per game, while their power play success rate stands at 50%.

Jake DeBrusk has three goals and five points, while Brad Marchand has two goals, four assists, and six points. Brandon Carlo has eight shots on goal. On defense, they allow only two goals per game and excel at negating 90.9% of their opponents' power play opportunities.

In the net, Jeremy Swayman holds a 2-0-0 record, boasting a 1.51 goals against average and an impressive .955 save percentage, having faced 66 shots and conceding only 3 goals.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Injury report

The Bruins are facing a lineup shuffle due to injuries. Justin Brazeau is sidelined with an upper-body injury, while Milan Lucic is absent for personal reasons. Matthew Poitras is recovering from a shoulder injury, and Derek Forbort's availability remains uncertain.

On the Toronto side, Bobby McCann is dealing with a lower-body injury, and his status is day-to-day. John Klingberg and Jaze Muzzin are both out with hip and back injuries, respectively.

Matt Murray is also available due to a hip injury, and William Nylander, a crucial player, is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed condition and expected to play tonight.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Head-to-head and significant numbers

In playoff matchups, the Maple Leafs and Bruins have faced off a total of 86 times. The Bruins hold a 44-41-1-0 record against the Maple Leafs in postseason play.

In terms of shots per game, the Maple Leafs maintain an average of 32.6%, while the Bruins' average stands slightly lower at 29.2%.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Odds and prediction

The Maple Leafs enter as odds favorites, having secured wins in 39 of their 65 games and 37 out of 60 games when odds were below 116, which gives them a 53.7% chance of winning this game.

Meanwhile, the Bruins, despite being labeled underdogs in 13 games, have managed to upset their opponents seven times. With the odds of -104 or more, they've maintained a 5-6 record, indicating a 51.0% chance of victory tonight.

Prediction: Maple Leafs 4-2 Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins: Betting tips

Tip 1: Maple Leafs to win

Tip 2: Total goals over 5.5: Yes

Tip 3: Mitch Marner to score anytime: Yes

Tip 4: Jake DeBrusk to score first: Yes

Tip 5: Bruins to beat the spread: No

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