Penguins vs Maple Leafs Picks and Prediction – 4/8/2024

By: Dylan Hellebrand |

Last Updated: 04/07/2024 at 7:23 PM ET

Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs 04/08/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/8/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: TOR -155 ; O/U 6.5

On Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins (36-30-11) face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (43-23-9) at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. Auston Matthews scored the only goal for the Maple Leafs in their 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Get our free NHL Picks all season long!

Toronto comes into this matchup on a one-game losing streak, but has won three of their last five games prior to their game against Montreal. Auston Matthews is the top scorer for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season with 63 goals. Following closely is William Nylander with 40 goals. Nylander has also been a key playmaker for the team, leading in assists with 55 so far. Matthews leads the team in total points scored with 99 points. In their last five games, Toronto has averaged 3.6 goals per game. They currently hold the third position in the Atlantic Division with 95 points. Toronto is eager to end their losing streak and secure a victory against the strong Pittsburgh team on home ice. On average, the Maple Leafs score 3.6 goals per game.

Pittsburgh enters this game on a three-game winning streak and has won four of their last five games. In their recent game against Tampa Bay, Evgeni Malkin played a key role in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-4 victory by scoring two goals and assisting on another. Sidney Crosby continues to be the leading scorer for the team, having scored a total of 40 goals this season. Following closely behind is Bryan Rust with 26 goals. Crosby is not only the top goalscorer but also leads in assists with 45, accumulating a total of 85 points so far this season. Over the last five games, Pittsburgh has maintained a strong offensive game, averaging 4.2 goals per game. Currently, they hold the fourth position in the Metropolitan Division standings with a total of 83 points. The team is aiming to continue their winning streak and face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have been performing well also. On average, the Penguins score 3 goals per game throughout the season. Their recent performance highlights their offensive strength, backed by top players like Crosby, Malkin, and Rust. The team's consistency in scoring and strong presence in the rankings exemplify their competitiveness in the league.

Our Free NHL Pick for Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Recently, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been on a winning streak, securing victories in four out of their last five games. They are now gearing up to continue this successful run as they face off against Toronto on their own turf. Toronto, however, is determined to put a stop to Pittsburgh's winning streak. They plan to rely heavily on their defensive strategies to thwart the Penguins' offensive plays and turn the game in their favor. This clash between the two teams promises to be a thrilling battle as each side fights to assert their dominance on the ice. Look for this to be a close game. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win 3-1.

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