Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/27/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/27/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (15-4-2) at Edmonton Oilers (14-8)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers +100 / Toronto Maple Leafs -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 18 goals, Mitchell Marner has 21 assists and John Tavares has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 43 goals on 454 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up four goals on 52 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers look to build on their five game winning streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 26.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 13 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 23 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 47 goals on 477 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.

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The Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Maple Leafs last 10 overall. The over is 10-4 in Oilers last 14 home games. The Maple Leafs are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. 

You can make a case for either of these clubs in their current form and it's going to be one of the better games on a loaded Saturday NHL card. However, the Maple Leafs have to be the pick here, as they've been the more consistent team up to this point and they have a clear edge on the defensive side. The Maple Leafs have proven they can win on the road and they've been more trustworthy in net. Give me the Maple Leafs.

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -120

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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