Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 10/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (6-4-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +151 / Pittsburgh Penguins -167 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, NHL
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to remain red hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging two goals per game and scoring on 9.4 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with four goals, Sidney Crosby has four assists and Phil Kessel has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing two goals per game and killing 87.1 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 17 goals on 271 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up three goals on 53 shots. Fleury has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after a brutal 1-6-2 start to the season. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.4 goals per game and scoring on 8.7 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with four goals, Morgan Rielly has three assists and James van Riemsdyk has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Bernier has given up 15 goals on 157 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 12 goals on 97 shots. Bernier has given up seven goals in his last three games. Nick Spaling and Scott Harrington are doubtful.
The Penguins are 5-11 in their last 16 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-50 in their last 72 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
It's hard enough to pick the Maple Leafs to win games with the way they're playing right now. It's even tougher when they just played last night and are playing a hot and rested Pittsburgh team. Give me the road team.