Money Line Pick
A lot is on the line, as the Penguins and Maple Leafs go to battle at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. In what is their second meeting in the last three days, Pittsburgh has a chance to extend their winning streak to four games. Toronto will be hoping to end their two-game slide. The Penguins might be without star center Evgeni Malkin, as he is questionable for this match-up with an illness. During Pittsburgh’s streak, they have won soundly, by three goals or more in each of those games. Too bad they have struggled in recent trips to Toronto, as the Maple Leafs has won four of the last five meetings at Scotiabank. Now if ever is a good time to snap their drought. Take Toronto on the money line.
Over Under Pick
A total of 6.5 is well needed for a match-up that features two teams both ranked in the top six in the NHL in goal scoring average. Toronto ranks the higher of the two at nearly 3.5 goals per game. There last meeting, which was earlier in the week, saw Pittsburgh and Toronto combine for seven goals, as the Penguins got the 5-2 victory. That also marked the second match-up in a row, with a seven-goal total. Six of the last nine head-to-heads have resulted in over totals. So taking the over 6.5 total with high confidence is a must.