Maple Leafs vs. Penguins Free Pick

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PITTSBURGH, PA (The Spread) – The second half of the NHL season kicks off tonight and one of the marquee matchups pits the Maple Leafs versus the Penguins.

ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Penguins as –163 money line favorites over the Maple Leafs, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Toronto enters play with a 25-19-5 record and is 11-11-1 on the road, while Pittsburgh is 28-17-4 overall and 14-7-2 at home.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened as –170 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to –163, while the Leafs’ odds haven’t moved since they opened as +150 money line underdogs. The total also hasn’t budged after opening at 5.5 goals.

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PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 500-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 53% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Maple Leafs. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Pittsburgh and 17-4-1 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 9-3 in the Leafs’ last 12 games as a road underdog and 12-4 in their last 16 games as an underdog. The over is also 4-0 in the Penguins’ last four games versus the Northeast and 2-0-2 in their last four games overall.

TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: MAPLE LEAFS/PENGUINS OVER 5.5

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