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Pens vs. Leafs: NHL Betting Lines

Pittsburgh is off to a sizzling start without superstar Sidney Crosby, and the Penguins match up against the surprisingly good Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL betting action on Saturday night.

The Maple Leafs will be likely favorites at home at 5Dimes. These teams split four games last season, with each team winning once at home and on the road.

There isn’t much to pick from between the teams but the Maple Leafs could still be without number one goalie James Reimer, who is nursing a neck injury. That could be the difference-maker between two teams riding high in the standings.

Pittsburgh and Toronto have notoriously scored a ton playing each other with eight of the last 10 games paying out to OVER bettors in totals betting.

Original Six rivals Boston and Montreal play the back-end of a home-and-home series with the Canadiens likely home favorites on Saturday night at 5Dimes. Neither team has looked like the playoff contenders of last season, but it’s still too early for either team to press the panic button.

Regardless of starts, this matchup will peak a lot of interest on the NHL betting lines. Prior to Thursday night’s head-to-head contest (which the Habs won 2-1) Boston and Montreal hadn’t met since the Bruins erased a two-game deficit in the first round of the playoffs last season.

Boston won two of the last three in Montreal in helping them win that series, and the Bruins could get some serious consideration from bettors on the NHL betting lines for this game.

Two teams red-hot to open this NHL season – Los Angeles and Colorado – will face off in NHL betting action on Sunday.

Colorado is a much better club than it was a year ago, but the Kings have won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams and they should draw the majority of interest from bettors on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.