Toronto Maple Leafs (7-2) at Edmonton Oilers (3-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +110 / Toronto Maple Leafs -133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 39.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mitchell Marner leads Toronto with five goals, Morgan Rielly has six assists and Auston Matthews has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up four goals on 52 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with six goals, Connor McDavid has nine assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 31 goals on 296 shots faced.
The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-11 in their last 15 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 overall. The Maple Leafs are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
I've said in past write ups that the Toronto Maple Leafs are legit Stanley Cup contenders as long a they continue to show effort on the defensive side. This is some of the best hockey the Maple Leafs have played in a while and they're worth a futures bet at this point. It also doesn't hurt that the Maple Leafs have won 20 of the last 27 meetings against the Oilers. This price is rather cheap if we're being honest. I'll gladly back Toronto for a fifth straight victory.