Oilers vs Maple Leafs: Free Picks, Odds & Predictions

NHL Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton vs. Toronto, Rogers Place

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won two of the three previous matchups this season with the Edmonton Oilers, so these two teams are intimately familiar with one another. The problem with Edmonton this season is very obvious as the Oilers rank eighth in goals scored and 29th in goals allowed this season. Toronto has found a way to make its offense more consistent and outscore teams with its fourth-ranked offense.

Free Picks

If we simply played the odds, Mitch Marner scoring a goal seems likely considering he is tied for the team lead with five this season. He’s also alternated scoring and not scoring the last four games, and this would be a game where he is scheduled to score in this pattern. At +200 odds from the NHL betting sites in New Jersey, the value is as good as it’s going to be on any of the marquee goal scorers in this game. Given Edmonton’s lack of a shutdown defensive pair, this could be a good game for Toronto’s big guns.

MITCH MARNER SCORES GOAL

The Maple Leafs have score four goals in two of their previous games against Edmonton this season, so the value is already pretty good at +195 odds from the legal sports betting sites in New Jersey. Toronto has only hit the mark four times this season, but considering Edmonton ranks third to last in goals allowed and Toronto ranks fourth in scoring, this seems like an excellent bet. To make matters worse for the Oilers, they have surrendered at least four goals in five of their nine games this season.

TORONTO OVER 4 GOALS

Edmonton hasn’t gone to overtime yet this season, and it seems unlikely that will come Saturday against Toronto. The Maple Leafs haven’t been in overtime since the opener and their offense has only exploded since then. Edmonton has the skill players to match the Maple Leafs’ goal scoring, but the Oilers haven’t been able to defend well enough to make me believe they can keep up in a track meet. Given the +120 odds from the hockey betting sites in New Jersey, it’s the best odds to bet on a Toronto victory in this game.

TORONTO WINS IN REGULATION

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Edmonton Toronto
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+107 -130
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+105 -125
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+110 -130

Statistics

Head to Head

This is the fourth of nine scheduled meetings between Toronto and Edmonton this season in the NHL’s all-Canadian division.

Stats

  • Toronto has won two of the previous three meetings, including a 4-3 win Thursday night. The Maple Leafs’ one loss to the Oilers was also the only time Toronto hasn’t scored three goals in a game this season.
  • Edmonton is a horrendous 1-4 in home games this season and are averaging 2.6 goals per game at Rogers Place while allowing nearly four goals per game.
  • The Maple Leafs are the first team in the league to win seven games this season, having won four straight and six of their last seven to open the season 7-2-0.
  • As expected, 57.7 percent of Edmonton’s goals this season have come from three players – Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – who have combined to score 15 goals this season.

Our Prediction for Edmonton vs. Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs to win

Both of these teams are excellent offensive teams and mediocre to poor on the defensive end. The difference is that Toronto is better at scoring and better at defending than Edmonton. The Oilers are really struggling and they need a jolt of energy or confidence or something, but Saturday won’t be that boost.

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Josh Walfish is an award-winning journalist who has been covering college and professional sports in the United States. He holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and his work has appeared in the Miami Herald, Chicago Sun-Times and Providence Journal. He most recently chronicled the UMass hockey teams rise to prominence over the last two years for the local newspaper

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