Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs - 3/29/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (22-10-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (21-13-1)
Game Info: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -153 / Edmonton Oilers +138 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 21 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 34 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 55 goals on 568 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 39 goals on 477 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 22 goals, Mitchell Marner has 30 assists and John Tavares has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 12 goals on 154 shots.
The Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Maple Leafs are 14-5 in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-5 in their last 18 games following a win. The over is 3-1-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Maple Leafs last 8 overall. The Oilers are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Toronto and 6-21 in the last 27 meetings. The favorite is 16-6 in the last 22 meetings.
You can make a case for the Edmonton Oilers and the plus money, as they've played the better hockey over the last two weeks and there's no denying the Maple Leafs have cooled off as of late. However, the Maple Leafs have won six of the eight meetings this season against the Oilers and a lot of those games weren't all that competitive. In fact, the Maple Leafs have won four straight against the Oilers and have outscored them 17-4 in those games. Based on the meetings this season, I'll back the Maple Leafs and the somewhat reasonable number.