Stephen Nover Free Thursday Stanley Cup Play

On April 12, 2018, in Free Picks, NHL, by Stephen

Maple Leafs plus $1.40 at Bruins

Just 1-3-1 in their last five games and dealing with injuries, the Bruins are vulnerable to the young, aggressive Maple Leafs.

Toronto is a rising power. The Maple Leafs made the playoffs last season for just the second time in 12 years. They pushed the top-seeded Capitals to six games. Now their young talent has another year of experience and is playoff-tested ready to take the next step.

It very well could come against the Bruins.

The Maple Leafs won’t lack confidence. They have defeated the Bruins in seven of the last eight meetings, including three of four times this season. Toronto is 4-1 in its last five visits to Boston.

Toronto has a strong track record, too, on extra rest going 8-2 the past 10 times when playing with at least three days rest.

Auston Matthews is an emerging superstar. The Maple Leafs go three lines deep while Boston’s third line takes a hit with center Riley Nash out.

Fredrick Andersen’s name doesn’t come up when mentioning elite goalies in the league. But Andersen has been the nuts against the Bruins going 10-1 with a 2.09 goals against average and .935 save percentage. He allowed 2.6 goals per game in three matchups against Boston this season.

The Maple Leafs have a lot going especially at this plus price range.

(Editor’s note: Stephen Nover has turned a profit during each of the last three NHL seasons. If interested in Stephen’s sports service, please email him.)


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