Capper Favors Betting 'Under' for Leafs-Pens NHL Battle

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:15 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 6:15 PM UTC

Does the Maple Leafs have a chance of upsetting the Penguins on the road tonight? Is there any value to be found on the total in this game? We have the answers in our betting preview article on this game, and it includes a terrific 54-17 NHL super system.

Penguins dominant over the Leafs
The Maple Leafs and Penguins will go at it tonight at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh with the opening puck drop slated for 7:35 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at Bookmaker, the Penguins are a -205 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.5. The Penguins are -1.5 (+145) and the Maple Leafs are +1.5 (-165) on the puck-line. The Penguins have won both of their meetings versus the Leafs this season by scores of 2-1 and 5-2. Both of those games were played in Toronto. As a matter of fact, the Penguins have gone 6-1 in their last 7-games versus the Leafs.


A Favorable Stretch
Toronto enters tonight coming off a pair of 3-goal home wins over Detroit and Tampa Bay that concluded a 3-game home stand. Those two decisive wins certainly atoned for an embarrassing 9-2 loss to the Nashville Predators in the first game of that home stand. Toronto is in a part of their schedule from November 18th to December 20th that in which they’ll play 12 of 15-games on home ice. It will be imperative that they can take advantage of this opportunity in order to make headway in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings. After this favorable part of the schedule concludes on December 20th, Toronto will play 30 of their final 49 regular season games on the road. They’ve gone a respectable 4-4 against the money line on the road this season. The Leafs have seen 7 of their last 9-games go over the total.


Coming off a Big Win
The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off a huge 3-2 overtime win at Boston in their previous game. Although it’s still very early in the season, the Penguins and Bruins both figure to be serious contenders for the #1 overall seed in the Eastern Conference at the season’s end. The win also snapped a miniature 2-games losing streak. As potent as the Penguins are offensively, they’ve seen just 1 of their last 8-games go over the total. Pittsburgh has gone a torrid 13-for-38 (38.2%) on the power play at home this season.


NHL Betting System
When making your NHL picks for tonight keep in mind that any home team (Pittsburgh) with a total of 5.5, coming off an overtime win in their previous game, and they’ve outscored opponents by 0.2 or more goals in the first period of games on the season, has seen 59 of those 76-games (77.6%) go under the total during the past 5-seasons.

Free NHL Pick: Toronto/Pittsburgh to go under the total of 5.5 at 5Dimes

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