Maple Leafs underdogs vs. Penguins on Tuesday NHL odds

The Maple Leafs continue to put forth an inconsistent effort on the ice. Justin Bourne and Faizal Khamisa break down the team's biggest issues right now.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be searching for just their second victory in regulation in their past 10 contests when they travel to Pittsburgh to battle the Penguins on Tuesday night as +115 underdogs on then NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Toronto dropped a 5-2 decision in Buffalo on Sunday that marked its fifth defeat in eight outings going into Tuesday night’s matchup at PPG Paints Arena. And the Maple Leafs have failed to produce consistent results on the road, posting just one win in their past four dates away from Scotiabank Arena while allowing 14 total goals during that stretch. Those struggles extend to recent trips to Pittsburgh, where the team has posted just four wins in 14 visits, capped by a lopsided 6-1 loss as +115 underdogs back on November 16.

The Penguins look to continue their climb up the Metropolitan Division standings on Tuesday night as -135 favourites at online betting sites. With convincing victories over Montreal and Detroit this past weekend, Pittsburgh has now posted wins in 11 of 15 contests. The Penguins have played particularly well on home ice, winning five of six, and have surrendered just four total goals during the first three games of their current homestand. However, they maintain a middling 9-8-1 record against Atlantic Division opponents this season.

Elsewhere on the Tuesday NHL odds, the Canadiens search for an end to a four-game losing streak that has all but bounced them from playoff contention as they visit the Red Wings as heavy -190 road chalk. Montreal has failed to score more than three goals in each of its past six contests, spawning a 5-1 run for the UNDER in totals betting, but faces a Detroit team that has surrendered four goals per game in four straight losses.

After shocking the Dallas Stars with a 4-3 upset victory on Sunday, the Ottawa Senators look to record consecutive wins for the first time since November 22 as they host the Buffalo Sabres as narrow -105 underdogs on Tuesday. The Senators have posted wins in two of the first three games on their current homestand, and have won three straight home dates against the Sabres, who ride a three-game win streak into town as -115 favourites.

And later on Tuesday, the Winnipeg Jets look to return to the Western Conference playoff picture as they host the Los Angeles Kings as -155 favourites. The Jets have lost two of their last three games and have scored more than two goals just twice in their last 10 meetings with the last-place Kings according to the OddsShark NHL Database.

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