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Bruins vs Leafs Game 3 Odds, Prediction & Player Prop Picks

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Apr 24, 2024 · 1:45 PM PDT

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews reacts with left wing Tyler Bertuzzi after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins
Apr 22, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts with left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs play Game 3 on Wednesday night
  • The Wednesday NHL odds favor Toronto slightly at home, with props also available
  • Read below for Bruins vs Leafs Game 3 prediction, odds, and player props to bet

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are officially tied 1-1 in their Round 1 NHL Playoff series. Game 2 goes Wednesday night in Toronto, and oddsmakers project the Leafs to deliver in front of their home fans.

Toronto is a slight moneyline favorite in the Game 3 Leafs vs Bruins odds as the series shifts to T.O. NHL player props favor Leafs superstar Auston Matthews to build on his impressive Game 2 performance.

Let’s get into the Bruins vs Leafs Game 3 odds, as we provide our prediction and player props picks.

Bruins vs Leafs Game 3 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
BOS Bruins +1.5 (-278) -108 Over 6 (-102)
TOR Maple Leafs -1.5 (+225) -112 Under 6 (-118)

In the Bruins vs Leafs odds for Game 3, Toronto is a slight -112 moneyline favorite at DraftKings, giving them 52.8% implied win probability. Some sportsbooks have this game as a pick ’em (equal -110 odds).

Puck drop for Bruins vs Leafs Game 3 is at 7:00 pm ET, with CBC carrying the broadcast in Canada.


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Matthews Shines in Game 1

After being held off the scoresheet in the series opener, Auston Matthews made his presence felt in Game 2. The Leafs superstar scored the game-winning goal, dished out two assists, recorded eight shots, delivered six hits, and won 69.6 percent of his faceoffs (16 of 23) in a 3-2 victory.

While Matthews is heating up, the Leafs remain without one of their other top superstars. Toronto’s William Nylander has missed the first two games of this series after sustaining an undisclosed injury in the team’s regular-season finale last Wednesday.

The latest William Nylander update is that the Swede participated in Toronto’s morning skate Wednesday and is “questionable” for Game 3. However, Nylander stayed out with the scratches at the end of practice, indicating he’s most likely not playing.

Bruins Will Turn Back to Swayman

The Boston Bruins are expected to turn back in goal to 26-year-old goaltender Jeremy Swayman after giving Linus Ullmark the crease in Game 1. Ullmark allowed three goals on 33 shots in Game 2 after Swayman turned aside 35 of 36 shots in Boston’s 5-1 win in the series opener on Saturday.

Boston bettors will be happy to see Swayman back in the crease for the black and gold, as the American netminder is a sensational 4-0-0 against the Leafs this season with a .950 save percentage. He’ll have to outduel Ilya Samsonov, who stopped

Boston superstar David Pastrnak got on the board in Game 2, but will need to be more of a difference maker as the series shifts to Toronto. In two road games against the Leafs this season, Pastrnak was a force, notching three points in each contest.

Bruins vs Leafs Player Props

Speaking of Pastrnak, he’s offered at +110 to find twine for the second straight game on Wednesday night. Auston Matthews has the best anytime goal scorer odds at -145

With the public slamming Matthews in the NHL Player props, we like Pastrnak’s plus-money value to find the back of the net. The Czech native tends to score in bunches, exemplified by his 10 seperate goal-scoring streaks during the regular season.

Pastrnak has scored four goals in his past four road playoff games, which highlights his ability to perform in hostile environments. With 19 career goals in 28 games against the Leafs, Pastrnak is terrific value to score in Game 3.

Game 3 Prop Bet:

  • David Pastrnak Anytime Goal (+110)

Bruins vs Leafs Game 3 Prediction

When you take a look at the advanced metrics, it isn’t hard to see which team has been better through two games. The Leafs have a 57.30 xGF% at even strength so far, while the Bruins have a 42.70 xGF%. High-danger chances are also 25-13 in favor of the blue and white.

Toronto has had trouble solving Swayman, however, which potentially lends way to some underdog value for the visitors. Boston was one of the NHL’s best road teams this season, sporting a 23-9-9 record away from TD Garden.

Although they aren’t the better team at five-on-five so far, Boston has struck three times with the man advantage in this series. They’ve actually scored a power-play goal in four straight meetings with the Leafs. The return to Swayman makes Boston the best value for Game 3.

BOS vs TOR Game 3 Pick:

  • Bruins ML (-108)


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