Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 12/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 12/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (15-14-4) at Edmonton Oilers (18-12-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers +113 / Toronto Maple Leafs -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 19 goals, Mitch Marner has 19 assists and Morgan Rielly has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 807 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 28 goals on 225 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.

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The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 32 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 35 assists and James Neal has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 50 goals on 481 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 49 goals on 573 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed 15 goals in their last three games.

The Maple Leafs are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Pacific and 5-13 in their last 18 vs. a team with a winning record. The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-10 in their last 13 games as a home underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 road games. The over is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 home games. The Maple Leafs are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Edmonton and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The under is 11-5-4 in the last 20 meetings in Edmonton.

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't exactly lived up to expectations at this point in the season, but they have won six straight against the Oilers, not losing to them since February of 2016. The Edmonton Oilers are in a serious funk at the moment and that defense has been awful in their last few games. If those struggles in net continue, the Toronto Maple Leafs certainly have the offense to add to those troubles and come out of Edmonton with a victory. I'll lay the cheap price with the Maple Leafs on the road.

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -125

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