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Penguins favored vs Leafs: NHL Pick

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Toronto Maple Leafs have played to two OVER results so far this season as they get back on the ice together in NHL betting action on Thursday at the Air Canada Centre.

The Penguins topped the Maple Leafs 5-4 as a road favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks on Saturday night. Pittsburgh is 5-5 in its past 10 games against Toronto, with the OVER/UNDER going 7-3 for totals bettors in those 10 contests.

The Maple Leafs currently sports a record of 15-11-1. The Penguins are 19-8. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 14-11-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 17-10 against the number.

View Pittsburgh vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Pittsburgh before puck drop in this match found them as 119-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 6, ccording to Bet365.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Maple Leafs) and the No. 2 (Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 8-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 18% rate while the Penguins have a 78.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as -130 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Maple Leafs were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Winnipeg are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

 

A few Penguins at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 17 games when playing Pittsburgh
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Rangers, Saturday, March 16
Toronto home to Winnipeg, Saturday, March 16