Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Matchup Report
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be trying to get some revenge on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night as those Eastern clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Penguins were upset by the Maple Leafs 5-2 as -200 home favorites on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks when those clubs met for the first time this season on January 23. That OVER result made the OVER/UNDER 7-3 in the past 10 Penguins vs. Leafs contests.
Supporters of the Penguins have seen them go 16-8 so far this season, while the Maple Leafs are at 15-10. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 12-11-2, while the Penguins are 15-9.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Penguins listed earlier today as favorites of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Maple Leafs and the No. 3-ranked Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
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. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Penguins have a 79.6% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -127 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Maple Leafs were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Penguins at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing Toronto
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to NY Islanders, Sunday, March 10
Toronto at Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 12