Edmonton Oilers (21-13) at Toronto Maple Leafs (21-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -159 / Edmonton Oilers +144 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to build off of a 4-2 win over Winnipeg last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 60 points including team-highs of 21 goals and 39 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 50 points with 18 goals and 32 assists. Tyson Barrie has 30 points with 26 assists while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Darnell Nurse each have 25+ points and double-digit goal and assist totals this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.4 goals on 31.3 shots with a 27% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.9 goals on 31 shots with a 76% success rate on the PK this season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to add to a 3-2 overtime win over Ottawa last time out. Mitch Marner leads the Leafs in scoring with 41 points including a team-high 29 assists while Auston Matthews has 38 points with a team-high 21 goals and 16 assists. John Tavares has 27 points with 18 assists and Morgan Rielly’s on 24 points with 21 assists. William Nylander also has 24 points split between 12 goals and 12 apples while Zach Hyman’s on 21 points with 11 goals and 10 assists. As a team, Toronto is averaging 3.3 goals on 30.6 shots with a 27.7% conversion rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 28.4 shots with a 76.1% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
Edmonton is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 road games while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games as an underdog. Toronto is 13-5 in their last 18 games played on one days’ rest and 9-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Edmonton is 6-20 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings between the two in Toronto.
I think a case could be made for either side here as Edmonton’s got plus money playing the better hockey while Toronto appears to be back on track. Instead, I’m going to back the over. Both teams just have a ton of offensive firepower across the board and I don’t see any way this one stays under 7 goals. Give me the over here.