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Penguins play at Air Canada Centre

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be back on the ice on Saturday night as they play on the road at the Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Penguins are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Maple Leafs, and they went 2-1 in their three games against Toronto last season. Two of those three matchups last year turned out to be OVER results.

This season the Maple Leafs are 7-4-0 overall while the Penguins are 7-3-0. As for the totals, Toronto is 5-6 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 5-5.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Maple Leafs as 100 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Maple Leafs and the No. 3-rated Penguins in this matchup.

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Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Islanders on October 25. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Toronto was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They lost as +117 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 7-ranked offense (3.27 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 26.19% rate while the Penguins have a 77.78% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Penguins at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Hartford , Monday, October 28th
Toronto at Edmonton, Tuesday, October 29th

 

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