Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (7-2-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (2-4-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +105 / Edmonton Oilers -130 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Milan Lucic has three assists and Jordan Eberle has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 89.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 18 goals on 280 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed zero goals on one shot. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed two or less goals overall in six straight games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs could certainly use a feel good win after losing six of their last seven games. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with six goals, William Nylander has seven assists and James van Riemsdyk has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 26 goals on 210 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has allowed eight goals on 62 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in six of their first nine games.
The Oilers are 22-56 in their last 78 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Maple Leafs are 3-11 in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 19-46 in their last 65 games playing on 1 days rest. The Oilers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Maple Leafs have come close to getting some wins during their losing stretch with a few tough losses sprinkled in their record. Toronto has some young talent and is due for a breakout performance on its home ice. Against an Oilers team it's gotten the best of over the years, I like the Maple Leafs at home and the plus money.