Toronto Maple Leafs (6-2) at Edmonton Oilers (3-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +113 / Toronto Maple Leafs -127 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 40.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mitchell Marner leads Toronto with five goals, William Nylander has five assists and Auston Matthews has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 17 goals on 163 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up four goals on 52 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Leon Draisaitl has seven assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 27 goals on 269 shots faced.
The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Oilers are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 home games. The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. The favorite is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs still have to prove themselves on a larger sample size, but they look good up to this point and are finally playing consistent hockey. If the Maple Leafs can keep this up, they're more than capable of holding the cup at the end of the season. The Edmonton Oilers can't get out of their own way and are now running into a Maple Leafs team they haven't had recent success against. With a 4-2 win a couple days ago and wins in eight of their last 10 against the Oilers overall, give me the cheap price and the road team.