Maple Leafs at Oilers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/16/24

Edmonton Oilers (23-15-1) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (21-12-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -135 / Toronto Maple Leafs +109 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this battle of two of the NHL’s best? Let’s dive in and find out with our Maple Leafs vs. Oilers Prediction.

Toronto Maple Leafs Team Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 4-2 loss to Detroit last time out. William Nylander leads the Leafs in points with 57 points this season including 21 goals and a team-high 36 assists while Auston Matthews has 48 points with a team-high 33 goals. Mitch Marner has 46 points with 28 assists while John Tavares has 34 points with 12 goals and 22 assists and Morgan Rielly has 34 points with 28 assists this season. Joseph Woll has posted a 8-5-1 record with a 2.80 GAA and a .916 save percentage while Martin Jones is also 8-4-1 with a 2.15 GAA and a .924 save percentage as well this season. The Maple Leafs will meet the Flames after this game.

Toronto Maple Leafs Team Facts

  • The Maple Leafs have won each of their last seven games as underdogs following a home loss.
  • The Maple Leafs have covered the puck line in each of their last 13 games as underdogs following a loss.
  • The Maple Leafs have won the third period in seven of their last eight games as underdogs.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Maple Leafs' last nine games following a home loss.

Edmonton Oilers Team Preview

The Edmonton Oilers come into this one looking to add to their win streak which sits at double digits following a 2-1 OT win over Montreal last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 57 points including a team-high 41 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 45 points with 20 goals and 25 assists. Zach Hyman has 42 points with a team-high 26 goals while Evan Bouchard has 40 points with 10 goals and 30 assists as well. Evander Kane has 25 points with 14 goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 38 points with 27 assists this season. Stuart Skinner is 18-9-1 with a 2.63 GAA and a .903 save percentage while Calvin Pickard is 4-2 with a 2.69 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season. The Oilers will play against the Kraken after this one.

Edmonton Oilers Team Facts

  • The Oilers have won each of their last 10 games.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in each of the Oilers' last five games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Oilers' last eight home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The favorites have won the third period in each of the last four games between the Maple Leafs and Oilers.

Maple Leafs vs. Oilers Prediction

I’m siding with Edmonton here. They’re just playing the better hockey by a fair margin and while I normally look at Toronto getting plus money as it doesn’t happen often, they’re getting that plus money for a reason in this spot. I can’t trust the Maple Leafs across the board right now and I think Edmonton picks up another win here.

Chris’s Pick Edmonton -135

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