Penguins vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
Even with the total sitting at 6 tonight in Toronto, is there any reason to take the under when the Maple Leafs and Penguins square off at 7:00 p.m. ET?
035 Pittsburgh Penguins (+130) at 036 Toronto Maple Leafs (-149); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 17, 2022
Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin
Sidney Crosby scored his 500th career goal in Tuesday’s 5-4 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers. It would have been poetic if Crosby had scored the overtime game-winner for No. 500, but things weren’t quite to that level of storybook narrative on Tuesday. His milestone goal instead came on a power-play opportunity against Carter Hart near the end of the first period. With it, Crosby became the 46th player in NHL history to hit the illustrious mark. He would loop back around for an assist on a crucial third-period goal by Jake Guentzel after the Penguins had fallen down 4-2 heading into the final 20 minutes of regulation. After coming back from wrist surgery, Crosby has now posted 14 goals and 46 points in just 37 games played this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs DFS Spin
Jack Campbell will be in the crease on Thursday against Pittsburgh. Campbell is coming off a 23-save performance on Monday in a 6-2 win over Seattle. He has a 22-7-3 record this season with a 2.38 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 34 appearances.
Penguins vs. Maple Leafs Betting Prediction
The over is 9-4 in the Penguins’ last 13 games as a road underdog, is 5-2 in their last seven games when facing a team with a winning record and has cashed in five straight games when their opponent allowed two goals or less in its previous contest. On the other side, the over is 19-6-1 in the Maple Leafs’ last 26 games overall, is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games as a favorite and is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games coming off a win.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: PENGUINS/MAPLE LEAFS OVER 6