Maple Leafs on the road in Pittsburgh
The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins have split their season series at one win apiece so far this year as those teams hit the ice together again on Monday night.
The Maple Leafs topped the Penguins 4-1 as a +131 home underdog in their first meeting of the season back on October 26, but Pittsburgh rebounded with a 6-5 home victory as a -205 favorite in their most recent matchup on November 27.
Supporters of the Maple Leafs have seen them go 17-14-3 so far this season, while the Penguins are at 23-10-1. In totals betting, the Penguins are 12-18-4, while the Maple Leafs are 17-16-1.
The Penguins - Maple Leafs odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 21.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Red Wings on December 14. Bettors who backed the Penguins at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.09 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.91 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 26.72% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 76.74% of their penalties.
Toronto home to Florida, Tuesday, December 17th
Pittsburgh at New York, Wednesday, December 18th