Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Oilers and Maple Leafs. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. Get ready to place your bets! The Oilers come into this non-conference matchup favored by -1.5 goals. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.

EDMONTON OILERS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs +1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 23rd.

WHY BET THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Maple Leafs.
  • We like the Maple Leafs on the moneyline (+109)
  • The Maple Leafs are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Oilers Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

As the fifth-place team in the Western Conference, the Oilers have a record of 42-21-4. Against other teams in the West, Edmonton has gone 23-14, and in the Pacific Division, they are 13-7. On the road, the Oilers have gone 19-13-1 this season, and they are currently riding a two-game winning streak.

When favored this season, Edmonton has gone 38-16-4, and over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3. In their last five games, the Oilers are 4-1, and they have won four straight games when they have been the underdog.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 32-35 against the puck line, and they have been the favorite in 58 of their games. Edmonton comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game.

So far, the Oilers have 29 wins by multiple goals, and they have gone 28-30 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.2 goals per game.

This season, Edmonton’s games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.6. The Oilers currently have an over/under record of 28-36-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Oilers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the league.

Edmonton’s leading goal scorer is Zach Hyman. So far this season, he has 48 goals, placing him 3rd in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 19 assists.

In terms of defense, the Maple Leafs head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Toronto. So far, they are 13th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 48 starts this season. His record at this point is 31-13, and his save percentage is 0.918%.

Will Toronto Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, the Maple Leafs have gone 18-12-3 and are currently in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. Overall, Toronto has a record of 39-20-9 and is in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Maple Leafs have gone 6-4 and are 3-2 in their last five games.

Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, Toronto has gone 16-21 this season. As the underdog, the Maple Leafs have a record of 5-5-2 in twelve games. Over the course of the season, the Maple Leafs have been the favorite in 56 of their 68 games.

So far this season, the Maple Leafs have an average scoring differential of +.5 goals per game. Their puck line record for the year is 25-43, including 21 wins by multiple goals.

As the underdog this year, Toronto has a puck line mark of 8-4, and they have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. At home, their puck line record is 11-22, and their average scoring differential at home is +.4 goals per game.

On average, Toronto’s games have finished with 6.9 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Maple Leafs come in with an over/under record of 37-29-2.

Through their last three road games, Edmonton has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 3rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. The Maple Leafs went 21-10 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 16-8.

Toronto’s leading scorer is Auston Matthews. So far, he has 57 goals which is 1st in the NHL. Matthews also comes into the game with 32 assists.

Toronto defense takes on the Oilers ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Toronto. They also are 13th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Ilya Samsonov gets the start and has made 33 starts this season. His record at this point is 18-6, and his save percentage is 0.664%.