Toronto Maple Leafs (12-5-5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (11-7-3)
November 26, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -137 / Toronto Maple Leafs +114; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs square off Saturday night in a NHL showdown at the PPG Paints Arena. The Pittsburgh Penguins look to build on their 5-game winning streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 5 of their last 7 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads Toronto with 12 goals, Mitchell Marner has 20 assists and Auston Matthews has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Erik Kallgren has given up 24 goals on 220 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 17 goals on 214 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 11 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 12 assists, and Rickard Rakell has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 38 goals on 440 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has given up 23 goals on 254 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Penguins are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 15-7-1 in Maple Leafs last 23 overall. The over is 19-9 in Penguins last 28 overall. The Maple Leafs are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are always worth a look in the underdog role, even if it’s a slight underdog role, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing their best hockey of the season right now and aren’t a team I’m eager to step in front of in their current form. The Penguins have also beaten up on the Maple Leafs at home over the years. Give me the red-hot Penguins and the cheap price.