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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [5/2/2024]

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [5/2/2024]

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are scheduled to meet in the NHL Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, starting at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive preview of Thursday's Bruins vs. Maple Leafs matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Puck Line

We have used advanced machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Thursday's NHL Playoffs matchup between the Bruins and Maple Leafs 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our famous predictive analytics model gives the Bruins a 53% chance of defeating the Maple Leafs.

According to our model, the Maple Leafs (+1.5) have a 69% chance of covering the puck line, while the over/under total of 5.5 goals has a 52% chance of going over.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League to decide the winner of the Stanley Cup.

A total of 16 teams, including the Bruins and Maple Leafs, reached the NHL Playoffs 2024, which includes four rounds: the First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.

Each round of the NHL Playoffs is contested as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins progressing to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Bruins Maple Leafs
Puck Line -1.5 (+205) +1.5 (-238)
Moneyline -125 +110
Total o5.5 (-102) u5.5 (-110)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, combined with the current odds, reveal the top betting picks to place on every game, including Bruins vs. Maple Leafs. Our NHL best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Bruins vs. Maple Leafs?

According to our model, Boston's David Pastrnak is most likely to score the first goal in Bruins vs. Maple Leafs.

Our projections give Pastrnak a 9.5% chance of scoring the first goal at Scotiabank Arena, while the Bruins star is a 44.0% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Boston Bruins

Player First Goal Probability
David Pastrnak 9.5%
Jake DeBrusk 6.1%
Pavel Zacha 4.8%
Brad Marchand 4.8%
Morgan Geekie 3.7%

Toronto Maple Leafs

Player First Goal Probability
William Nylander 7.3%
John Tavares 6.9%
Tyler Bertuzzi 6.3%
Mitchell Marner 5.2%
Calle Jarnkrok 3.5%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Boston Bruins

Player Anytime Goal Probability
David Pastrnak 44.0%
Jake DeBrusk 28.8%
Pavel Zacha 26.2%
Brad Marchand 25.1%
Trent Frederic 18.2%

Toronto Maple Leafs

Player Anytime Goal Probability
William Nylander 35.3%
John Tavares 31.7%
Tyler Bertuzzi 30.7%
Mitchell Marner 26.9%
Calle Jarnkrok 18.5%

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Game Information

Thursday's action between the Maple Leafs and Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to begin at 8:00PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of the Bruins vs. Maple Leafs includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.


We predict the Bruins, with a 53% win probability, will likely beat the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Bruins vs. Maple Leafs insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are drawn from current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

With a robust background as a journalist and broadcaster, Nick has been a trusted voice on major networks and channels such as Fox Sports, WCBV-TV Boston, ESPN, ABC, and others. His profound understanding of sports and betting dynamics has made him a sought-after authority in the wagering and gambling industries.

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