Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 16, 2019

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The Maple Leafs head to Pittsburgh after having lost their last four in a row. Can they get back on track against a Crosby-less Penguins squad?

Toronto
36-25-4-5
AT
November 16, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
PPG PAINTS Arena
Pittsburgh
40-23-6
Puckline +1.5 -223
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +6.5

78%

Betting Action

22%

Puckline -1.5 +185
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +6.5

78%

Betting Action

22%

Those consecutive losses have put the Maple Leafs at 4th place in the Atlantic division, with a disappointing 9-12 record so far. This is the first time they’ve lost four in a row since March of 2018.

Maple Leafs vs. Penguins Betting Analysis

The Pens are 3-5-1 against conference opponents and the Leafs are 5-6-4 in that category. Pittsburgh is coming into this sitting at 11th in the league in scoring at 3.28 goals per game and 5th in goals allowed at 2.61. The Leafs are 10th in the league in scoring at 3.35 goals per game and 21st in goals allowed at 3.25. Last year, the Penguins record against the Leafs was 1-2-0 and they only managed to score five goals in those three games.

Both of these clubs will be missing some key players when they take to the ice Saturday night. Missing from the Leafs bench is Mitch Marner and now Alex Kerfoot joins him after his recent dental surgery. Trevor Moore was also injured in the Leafs’ game against the Bruins.

And of course, Sidney Crosby will be missing from the Penguins side for the next six weeks after his surgery. Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist are also injured.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The struggling Leafs are fresh off a loss to one of their rivals – the Boston Bruins. The Leafs lost that game 4-2, with the two goals coming from Auston Matthews and Kasperi Kapanen. It was Matthew’s 14th so far this season and Kapanen’s sixth.

In the net for the Leafs was Frederik Andersen, who stopped 30 of 33 shots and now sits with 2.74 GAA. Tonight will be the first NHL game for Kasimir Kaskisuo, who comes to the Leafs net by way of the Toronto Marlies, where his record this season was 6-2.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been consistent at all this season and now sit at 10-9 and at 5th place in the Metro division. They come into this one off off a loss to the Devils in New Jersey.

Scoring the only goal for the Penguins in that one was Jack Johnson, for his 3rd of the year. It was Matt Murray in the net and he stopped 19 of 21 shots. He’ll sit out tonight’s game though, and hand the reins to Tristan Jarry. Jarry is 1-3 with a 2.26 GAA this season.

The Pens get a short breather after this game with two days off before they host the Islanders on Tuesday.

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