The best of the Ice Hockey action tonight is taking place in Canada, so that’s exactly where we’re going for our Thursday night NHL betting picks.
In Toronto, the Maple Leafs will be looking to keep the pressure on the top two in the Atlantic Division when they host the Penguins.
While over in Edmonton, the resurgent Oilers will be looking for their win in a row when they host the Ducks.
Finally, in Montreal, the hapless Canadiens will be hoping to end their losing streak, when they welcome St Louis to the Bell Centre.
Elsewhere in the NHL, Colorado Avalanche confirmed their status as the NHL Stanley Cup 2022 betting favorites, with a 2-0 win over Vegas Golden Knight’s last night.
Goals from Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen in the 3rd Period saw Colorado win a close match at the T-Mobile Arena.
It hasn’t made a world of difference to the latest betting to win the Stanley Cup, Colorado is now +500, having been +450, this time last week. The odds below have been gathered from a selection of the best NHL betting sites.
In their last five matches, the Maple Leafs have won three and lost two.
The 5-2 defeat to the Flames was no shock given the run that Calgary is currently on. But I dare say when the Maple Leafs went to Vancouver last Saturday, they were expecting more than the 3-2 loss they got.
Match – Toronto Maple Leafs v Pittsburgh Penguins
Where – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
When – Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Time – 7pm ET
As for the Pittsburgh Penguins, they sit proudly top of the Metropolitan Division.
They have played more matches than the Hurricanes who trail them by just 2 points, but they are still having a great season.
In their last ten, the Penguins are 6-1-3, and they are on a winning streak of 4.
In the Maple Leafs’ last ten matches, they are 7-3-0 and are on a winning streak of one.
This is a difficult one to call. On the Moneyline, BetUS makes Toronto -150, and Pittsburgh +130.
The problem of late is knowing which Totonto will turn up. The one that beats the Hurricanes 4-3, or the one that loses 3-2 to the Canucks?
One thing that is for sure is that there had been plenty of goals at both ends of the rink in the Maple Leafs’ recent matches, so I’m going to for Over 6 goals at -125 for my betting pick here.
Over 6 Total GoalsToronto Maple Leafs v Pittsburgh Penguins
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