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Maple Leafs visit Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL clash


Toronto Maple Leafs

Pittsburgh Penguins
14-9-1 November 27, 2013, 07:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre 15-9-1



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Pittsburgh on Wednesday at Consol Energy Centre.

The Maple Leafs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 14-9-1 this season, while the Penguins are 15-9-1. Toronto is 10-14 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 9-14-2 versus the number.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -191 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Penguins and the No. 13-ranked Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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The Penguins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 10-ranked offense (2.88 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 22.09% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 81.52% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Maple Leafs at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 19 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Toronto


Next up:
Toronto at Buffalo, Friday, November 29th
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, Friday, November 29th

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