Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Maple Leafs and Oilers. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 7 goals, and the Oilers are favored to win at home against the Maple Leafs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Maple Leafs winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Maple Leafs on the moneyline (+131)
  • The Maple Leafs are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Maple Leafs Offense Score Enough in Edmonton?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Maple Leafs sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-12-8. In their last 10 games, Toronto has gone 4-6 and have lost their last two games. On the road this season, the Maple Leafs have gone 11-3-6.

Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, Toronto has gone 10-15 and 6-8 against division opponents. As the underdog, the Maple Leafs have gone 3-2-1 this season and have lost their last two games when they have been favored.

So far this season, the Maple Leafs have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game, and they have 11 wins by multiple goals. Overall, their puck line record is 13-28, and they have dropped three straight games against the puck line.

On the road, Toronto’s puck line record is 6-14, and their average scoring margin is +.4 goals per contest. As the underdog, the Maple Leafs are 5-1 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is 8-27. In their last ten road games, the Leafs have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

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 22-18-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Toronto has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Maple Leafs have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Maple Leafs offense is 13th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the NHL.

Toronto’s leading scorer is Auston Matthews. So far, he has 33 goals which is 1st in the NHL. Matthews also comes into the game with 15 assists.

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Martin Jones gets the start and has made 12 starts this season. His record at this point is 8-4, and his save percentage is 0.476%.

Can the Oilers Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 11-6-1 and have won two straight games. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has won ten straight games, and their overall record is 23-15-1. In the Pacific Division, the Oilers are in fourth place.

Against the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 13-8 this season. Over their last three games, Edmonton has gone 3-0, and they have won seven straight games in which they were favored. Overall, the Oilers have been favored in 31 of their 39 games and have gone 20-10-1 in those games.

At home this season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 8-10, and their average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has 15 wins by multiple goals and has lost by more than one goal 12 times.

Coming into this game, the Oilers have gone 0-3 against the puck line in their last three games and 2-3 in their last five. In their last ten games at home, Edmonton has a puck line record of 6-4.

This season, Edmonton’s games have an average of 6.5 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.7. The Oilers come in with an over/under performance of 18-18-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Toronto has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 15-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-6 record.

Edmonton will be looking for a good game from Zach Hyman who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 8th in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 16 assists.

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 17th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 28 starts this season. His record at this point is 18-9, and his save percentage is 0.816%.