Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Preview
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Toronto battle on Wednesday at Consol Energy Centre as the Penguins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Penguins currently sports a record of 2-0. The Maple Leafs are 1-1. Betting totals have seen the Penguins post a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Maple Leafs have gone 0-2 against the number.
The Penguins were listed as -221 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6 earlier on Monday.
The Penguins sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 26 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (4.5 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 4 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 50% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 87.5% rate on the penalty kill.
The Maple Leafs were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -104 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Maple Leafs at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Toronto's last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
Toronto is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to NY Islanders, Thursday, January 24
Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, Friday, January 25