Oilers vs Maple Leafs - Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

Toronto Maple Leafs (39-20-9) vs Edmonton Oilers (42-21-4)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -111 / Edmonton Oilers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate an Oilers vs Maple Leafs betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 23rd at the Scotiabank Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Edmonton Oilers recent form and recent player performance

-The Toronto Maple Leafs recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Oilers and Maple Leafs. 

Oilers Look to Build on Last Game

The Oilers in the last game faced off against the Buffalo Sabres and the offense scored eight goals on the way to the five goal victory. Connor McDavid had a strong game putting up four assists. The Oilers are averaging 3.58 goals while their defense is giving up 2.82 goals per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while the defense is ranked 8th. Connor McDavid has scored 26 goals and added 86 assists so far this season. The Oilers will meet the Senators after this one.

Maple Leafs Offense Steps Up in Last Game

The Maple Leafs offense scored seven goals against the Washington Capitals and that led to the victory. Auston Matthews had a strong game, putting up two goals and adding three assists. The Maple Leafs on the season is averaging 3.61 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.13 goals per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while the defense is ranked 18th. The offense is elite, but this game could come down to if the defense makes enough stops. If the defense struggles, this could be a long game. 

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Prop Facts

  • William Nylander has scored a goal in each of the Maple Leafs' last four games.
  • Mitch Marner has recorded at least one assist in 11 of his last 12 appearances against the Oilers after playing less than 20 minutes in the Maple Leafs' last game.
  • Mitch Marner has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances with the Maple Leafs as underdogs.
  • Auston Matthews ranks 1st in the league for Goals (57) this season.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Leon Draisaitl has scored a goal in seven of the Oilers' last eight games at Scotiabank Arena.
  • Evan Bouchard has recorded at least one assist in nine of the Oilers' last 10 night games.
  • Evan Bouchard has recorded at least one point in nine of the Oilers' last 10 night games.
  • Connor McDavid ranks 1st in the league for Assists (86) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 3rd in the league for goals per game this season (3.62).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 5th in the league in power play percentage this season (26.02%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (26.77%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.58).

Oilers vs Maple Leafs Betting Prediction

The Oilers and Maple Leafs are both going to run up the score here. The Oilers are averaging 3.58 goals, while the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.61 goals per game. Look for both of these teams to have no issue running up the score, and this game is going to get out of hand early. The Maple Leafs will score at least five goals here, and this game is going to go over the total. This is a strong play.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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