Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 11/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (16-9-1) at Edmonton Oilers (10-13-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -110 / Toronto Maple Leafs +100 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSNT, RSNW
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another victory after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 12 goals, Morgan Rielly has 14 assists and Nazem Kadri has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 60 goals on 741 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 12 goals on 120 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 10 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 12 assists and Patrick Maroon has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 61 goals on 629 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 16 goals on 134 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.
The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The Oilers are 2-9 in their last 11 games following a win, 6-13 in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference and 20-7 in their last 27 Thursday games. The Maple Leafs are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings, the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 10-4-4 in the last 18 meetings in Edmonton.
While on the road, we're getting the better team in better form for the even money. The Maple Leafs have been a powerhouse offensively out of the gate, but now the defense has shown signs of improvement recently, making this a tough team to stop. Not to mention the Maple Leafs have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Oilers, and Edmonton hasn't been great in terms of stringing wins together this season. I'll take the even money with the better team here based on the value.