Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers - 3/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers - 3/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (14-10) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (17-4-2)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -110 / Toronto Maple Leafs -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Wednesday night.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to add to their 3-0 win over the Oilers in their last matchup. Mitch Marner leads the Leafs in scoring with 33 points including 10 goals and 23 assists while Auston Matthews has 31 points with a team-high 18 goals and 13 assists as well. William Nylander and John Tavares each have 19 points with Nylander logging 9 goals with 10 assists while Tavares has 6 goals and 13 assists. Morgan Rielly has 18 points with 15 assists while Zach Hyman and Jake Muzzin each have 13 points on the year. Frederik Andersen continues to see action in the Toronto goal, leading the way with 16 appearances and an 11-5 record with a 2.69 GAA while Michael Hutchinson’s been solid in the backup role, going 3-1 with a shutout and a 1.77 GAA in 4 games played this year.

The Edmonton Oilers will try to bounce back from their loss to Toronto last time out. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 40 points with 14 goals and 26 assists while Leon Draisaitl is close behind with 34 points including 10 goals and 24 apples. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 9 goals with 10 assists for his 19 points and Tyson Barrie’s got 18 points with 15 helpers. Darnell Nurse has 16 points with 10 apples. Mikko Koskinen continues to lead the goaltenders for Edmonton with 15 appearances including a 7-9 record with a 3.39 GAA while Mike Smith has 6 wins in 9 appearances with a 1.87 GAA and 2 shutouts.

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Toronto is 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 11-1 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Edmonton is 11-4 in their last 15 games overall and 2-10 in their last 12 Wednesday games while the under is 8-0 in their last 8 games playing on 1 day rest. Toronto is 22-8 in the last 30 meetings between these two teams and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between the teasm in Edmonton.

I get why the Oilers would potentially be favored at home, and maybe they’re just trying to get us to take Toronto with this low lying fruit but if it’s a trap, I’m biting. Toronto just throttled Edmonton 3-0 last time out without their starting goaltender and arguably best player in Auston Matthews. Edmonton’s as healthy as they’ve been in some time and have played really good hockey lately, but we have to keep taking these prices with Toronto while we still can. It’s Toronto all day here until the tickets stop consistently cashing.

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Chris’s Pick Toronto -110

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