Maple Leafs vs. Penguins Pick

NHL Predictions: Will Maple Leafs record small upset at Penguins? 12/9/17

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs get it done on the road as a small underdog tonight at 7PM ET when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins

According to oddsmakers at, the Penguins are a -125 favorite on the moneyline. The Maple Leafs are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals.

Toronto enters with a 18-10-0-1 record after a 2-1 home shootout victory Wednesday over the Flames. Pittsburgh is 16-11-2-1 following a 4-3 home overtime win over the Islanders on Thursday. The Maple Leafs went 2-1 in three meetings last season, while the under went 2-1.

In the win over Calgary, Auston Matthews and William Nylander scored in the shootout to send Toronto to the victory. Morgan Rielly scored an unassisted goal just over a minute into the second period to tie the score at 1-1. Frederik Andersen was stellar in net as he saved 47 out of 48 shots in the winning effort.

Matt Hunwick scored his third goal of the season for Pittsburgh in overtime on an assist from Bryan Rust to post the win over New York. Kris Letang had a goal and an assist to lead the way. Phil Kessell and Riley Sheahan scored a goal apiece. Sidney Crosby dished out two assists. Tristan Jarry made 23 saves on 26 shots to pick up the victory. Pittsburgh blew a 3-1 lead in the last five minutes of regulation before winning in OT.

Toronto is 1-5 in its last six meetings in Pittsburgh. The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings in Pittsburgh.

Bet on Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

Toronto is trying to take that next step toward being an upper echelon team in the Eastern Conference and a victory over the Penguins on the road would be a huge step forward. Look for a big night from Matthews, while Toronto will also ride the hot hand of Andersen.



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