Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/1/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/1/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (16-4-2) at Edmonton Oilers (14-9)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 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 Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 31.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 18 goals, Mitchell Marner has 22 assists and John Tavares has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.4 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 stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 14 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 24 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.6 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 7-1 in their last 8 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 8-3 in Maple Leafs last 11 overall. The under is 7-3 in Oilers last 10 overall. The Maple Leafs are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Edmonton and 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers and the even money at home is worth strong consideration here given the way they're playing. However, the Toronto Maple Leafs are a club I've backed a ton this season and there's no reason to stop now, especially given their success on the road. The Maple Leafs have also won three of the last four meetings against the Oilers this year. The Maple Leafs aren't a team I'm looking to step in front of right now. Give me the road team and the cheap juice.

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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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