It is a pivotal game three as the Boston Bruins visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is time to continue our NHL odds series with a Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 3 prediction, pick, and how-to-watch.

In game one of the series, the Bruins dominated. They scored on a goal rom Johnny Beecher in the first and then would add three goals in the second period to extend the lead. While the Bruins got one back in the third, Jeremy Swayman was great, as he saved 35 of 36 shots on the way to a 5-1 Bruins win.

Game two saw the Bruins get up early again. Morgan Geekie scored on the power play to make it 1-0, but just 14 seconds later Max Domi tied the game up. David Pastrnak would end the period with a goal though to give the Bruins the lead. With time winding down in the second period, Auston Matthews got his second assist of the game on a power play goal to John Tavares to tie the game, and then Matthess would score in the third to give the Leafs the lead. They would win the game 3-2.

Here are the NHL Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

NHL Playoffs Odds: Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 3 Odds

Boston Bruins: +1.5 (-265)

Moneyline: -104

Toronto Maple Leafs: -1.5 (+215)

Moneyline: -115

Over: 5.5 (-128)

Under: 5.5 (+104)

How to Watch Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Game 3

Time: 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT


Stream: fuboTV (Click for free trial)

Why The Bruins Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Bruins were 14th in the NHL in scoring this year, with 3.21 goals per game. Jake DeBrusk has started the playoffs strong. He has two goals and two assists, with both goals coming on the power play. He has 19 goals and 21 assists in the regular season, with just two powerplay goals and eight assists. Meanwhile, David Pastrnak has a goal and an assist in the playoffs. He was the main offensive weapon for Boston this year, coming away with 47 goals and 63 assists on the year. He was also amazing on the power play, with 12 goals and 23 assists when having the man advantage.

Charlie McAvoy and Brad Marchand continue to set up the play in the playoffs. McAvoy comes in with three assists, with two of them on the power play. During the regular season, he had 35 assists, with 12 goals. Further, he has a goal and 12 quits on the power play. Marchand also has three assists in the playoffs, with all three coming on the power lay. During the regular season, he had 29 goals and 28 assists, good for a second-ranked 67 points on the year. He has seven goals and 19 assists on the power play as well. Charlie Coyle, who was third with 60 points during the regular season, has not found a point yet in the series though.

Jeremy Swayman is expected to be back in goal for this one after Linus Ullmark took game two of the series. He was 25-10-8 on the year with a 2.53 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. Both of those marks were top ten in the NHL this year. In the first game of the series, he saved 35 of 36 shots, good for a .972 save percentage in the game.

Why The Maple Leafs Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Maple Leafs were second in the NHL in goals per game sitting with 3.63 goals per game this year. Auston Matthews led the way all year for this team. He has 69 goals and 38 assists during the regular season, with 18 goals and 11 assists on the power line. So far in the playoffs, he has a goal and two assists, while having a power play assist as well. Still, the Maple Leafs will hope to have William Nylander back soon. He has yet to play in the playoffs and was a huge part of the offense. He scored 40 times in the regular season with 58 assists, good for 98 total points. Nylander also had 11 goals and 24 assists on the power play.

Meanwhile, John Tavares has a goal in the playoffs. He was third on the team in goals this year, sitting with 29 of them. He has 36 assists as well, good for 65 total points. Tavares had nine goals and 11 assists on the power play as well. Mitch Marner has yet to find the score sheet in the playoffs though. He had 26 goals and 59 assists in the regular season, but so far he has not made an impact in the first two games of the series.

Ilya Samsonov is expected to be back in goal in this one. He was 23-7-8 on the year with a 3.13 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. Game one of the series was not great for him. Samsonov allowed four goals on 23 shots in the loss. Last time out, he was solid, allowing just two goals on 29 shots taking the win in the game.

Final Bruins-Maple Leafs Prediction & Pick

This should be a solid game between two great teams. The Bruins have a lot of solid offensive weapons and can score well, especially on Ilya Samsonov, who is hit-and-miss overall. The Maple Leafs also have a lot of offensive firepower, but missing William Nylander is a big blow to that offense. Even if Swayman is at the same level as game one, there should be plenty of fireworks here in game three of the series. While the Maple Leafs are favored, the best play in this game is on the total. Take the over.

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Final Bruins-Maple Leafs Prediction & Pick: Over 5.5 (-128)