The Pittsburgh Penguins, spearheaded by Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust, are set to take the ice against Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena for an Eastern Conference tilt. The match will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, and it can be viewed live on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
This contest’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by oddsmakers yet.
Pittsburgh is 37-21 straight up (SU) and has netted 11.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 58 regular season matches, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 27 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Pens are 15-12 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Pittsburgh has converted on 21.9 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.9 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 27.9 saves per game with a .931 save percentage, Tristan Jarry (20-9-1) has been the top option in goal for Pittsburgh this year. If it decides to give him a rest, however, Pittsburgh could go with Matt Murray (18-13-5 record, .904 save percentage, 2.76 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Toronto is 31-30 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 61 regular season contests, 35 of its games have gone over the total, while 24 have gone under and just two have pushed. This year, the team is 15-15 SU at home.
The Maple Leafs have converted on 24.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s good enough for fifth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.6 percent of all penalties.
Frederik Andersen has denied 27.4 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Maple Leafs. Andersen has 24 wins, 21 losses, and six overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a poor .906 save percentage and 2.97 goals against average this year.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs Free Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Penguins, O/U – Over
- The Penguins are 3-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Maple Leafs are 1-4 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in three of Toronto’s last five outings.
- Pittsburgh has managed 28.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Toronto has been attempting 35.4 shots per game over its last five at home.
- Over Toronto’s last ten outings, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).
- Pittsburgh skaters have accounted for the league’s third-most hits per game (28.2), but that number’s down to just 25.2 hits over their last five away games.