The Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs fixture in the 2022-23 NHL will take place on Tuesday, 15 October 2022, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. The kickoff time is 11:00 p.m. by GMT this day. The venue is PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh.
Latest odds on betting sites
The Pittsburgh Penguins are priced with the odds of 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional) to win the next match in full-time, which equals an approximate probability of 43%. The Toronto Maple Leafs come with the odds of 2.70 (+170; 17/10) to take two points before the overtime. The chances of this outcome are approximately equal to 37%. The draw is priced with the odds of 4.60 (+360; 18/5), which equals an approximate probability of 20%.
The latest odds for Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs (15 November 2022):
- Over 6.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Under 6.5 goals — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
- Asian handicap (-1.5) on Penguins — 3.00 (+200; 2/1)
- Asian handicap (+1.5) on Maple Leafs — 1.45 (-182; 9/20)
Match preview and statistics
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost a match against the Montreal Canadiens (4-5 OT).
In the first period, the Penguins were able to make only four shots on target and did not finish any of them successfully. The Montreal Canadiens made seven attempts to score. Josh Anderson bagged the first goal in the second minute.
The Canadiens dominated in the second period, but they did not convert any out of 19 attempts to score. The Pittsburgh Penguins made eight shots on target and scored two goals. Jeff Petry and Rickard Rakell bagged their goals in this period.
The Pittsburgh Penguins made 11 shots and won 14 out of 24 face-offs in the third period, whereas their rivals made 14 attempts to score. Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Sean Monahan bagged three goals for the Canadiens, whereas Evgeni Malkin and Brock McGinn scored their goals for the Penguins. In the second minute of the overtime, Mike Hoffman scored a winning goal.
A total of under 6.5 goals has played out in four of the last five matches with the Pittsburgh Penguins participating. The same total comes with the odds of 1.95 (-105; 19/20) in their next game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Vancouver Canucks (3-2) in the most recent fixture.
The Canucks bagged two goals in the first period, and did not let the Toronto Maple Leafs finish any of their 10 attempts to score successfully. Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller scored their goals in the fourth and 13th minutes, respectively.
In the second period, the Maple Leafs were stronger than their rivals. They made 16 shots on target, won 11 out of 17 face-offs and completed five interceptions. Auston Matthews, Pierre Engvall and Jordie Benn scored their goals.
In the last period, the Canucks made 10 attempts to score and had two power play opportunities, but the Maple Leafs did not let their rivals level the score.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored at least three goals in three of the last four matches. The same outcome is priced with the odds of 1.60 (-167; 3/5) this time.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs H2H
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (4-2) in their single H2H match in the 2022-23 season. Evgeni Malkin was the first star of the match with one goal and one assist.
Lineups and key players
Pittsburgh Penguins projected starting lineup:
- Casey DeSmith
- Brian Dumoulin
- Kris Letang
- Evgeni Malkin
- Sidney Crosby
- Drake Caggiula
Evgeni Malkin was the first star of the last H2H match against the Maple Leafs. Also, he is the best scorer for the Penguins with seven goals and nine assists.
Toronto Maple Leafs projected first lineup:
- Ilya Samsonov
- T. J. Brodie
- Morgan Rielly
- Mitch Marner
- Auston Matthews
- John Tavares
Mitch Marner is the sixth best assistant in the 2022-23 season. He has three goals and 15 assists.
Prediction and betting tips
In the last game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Penguins played much worse than their rivals in spite of the draw in the regular time. The Canadiens were able to beat their rivals by at least two goals, but they were not lucky to finish most of their dangerous moments successfully.
In the last H2H match, the Maple Leafs attacked much better than their rivals. Also, the Toronto Maple Leafs came back in the last game against the Canucks by scoring three goals in a row to win the match by one goal.
Mike Sullivan’s boys started their season badly. They have lost eight of the last 10 matches, whereas the Maple Leafs have won four of the last six matches and lost one out of two fixtures in overtime. Of course, they lost the last H2H game against the Penguins, but I believe that they will beat them this time.
Betting prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs to win (including overtime)
Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractions)