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Is An OVER in Store in Maple Leafs-Penguins?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won five straight games and nine of their last 10 ahead of Saturday’s tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but sportsbooks have tabbed them as the underdogs in the contest.

MyBookie opened the Leafs as +116 road dogs with a total of six.

Shark Bites
  • The Penguins are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Maple Leafs last five games.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-1 SU in their last five road games.

Toronto overcame 57 shots by Columbus to beat the Blue Jackets 6-3 on Wednesday thanks to a career-best five-point performance by Nazem Kadri. Goaltender Frederik Anderson made 33 saves in the last meeting between the teams in December to even his career record to 2-2 SU in the stretch.

On the flip side, Penguins net minder Matt Murray posted a 34-save performance in Thursday’s 3-1 triumph over Los Angeles to improve to 6-0-1 in his last seven starts while boosting his save percentage to .924 in his last 10 outings. Defenseman Kris Letting has recorded a point in back-to-back games and has four in his last four matchups.

The OVER is trending when the Pens play at home. In Pittsburgh’s last six home games, the OVER is 5-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs before puck drop in this match found them as 118 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 6, according to BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3-2.7 win for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh will face the 35-19-5 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Penguins are 30-27-2 in over under betting so far this season while the Toronto Maple Leafs are 26-28-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Toronto injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Pittsburgh Penguins and the No. 22-ranked Toronto Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 9-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a Toronto Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 26.63% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 83.24% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Blue Jackets on February 14. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at -181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-1 winner at home against the Kings. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -164 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Toronto is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Detroit, Sunday, February 18th
Pittsburgh at Columbus, Sunday, February 18th