The Oilers and Maple Leafs are two peas in a pod. Correlate Edmonton and Toronto can light the lamp with anyone. Problematic is their lack of commitment to defense. No matter how much skill a team may have, it’s never enough for playoff success. To beat the NHL betting odds in the postseason, defense and goaltending are mandatory. So too is “sandpaper” required. That is where the Oilers and Maple Leafs continue to fall short. In like manner to a touchy sports car, they can bring great pleasure. On the other hand, both teams can infuriate gamblers.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario|
|Oilers at Maple Leafs TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs SBG Odds Overview
On the whole, the Maple Leafs are the biggest brand in the NHL. Toronto consistently draws enhanced online betting activity. In view of that, a wagering loss on the Maple Leafs can blow up a bankroll. Sharps will consider the talented underdog Oilers for that very reason.
Edmonton Oilers Team Overview
At the onset, the Oilers lost two of their first three games. Two of those games went over the total. Edmonton ranks 6th in the NHL for goal scoring and 20th for goals against. Of major concern is a ranking of 30th for shots allowed. A power play ranked 13th is not where the Oilers want to be. Naturally, center Connor McDavid has a team-high three goals and two assists. Centre Leon Draisaitl adds five assists and a +3. Defensemen Darnell Nurse and Ethan Bear are at +2. Goaltender Mikko Koskinen is under .900 for his save percentage.
Toronto Maple Leafs Team Overview
So far, the Maple Leafs have two wins in three games. Two of the three games cleared the total. Toronto ranks 10th for goal scoring and 23rd for goals against. Specifically, on the power play, the Maple Leafs rank 5th. But on the Penalty kill, Toronto is 18th. Coach Sheldon Keefe hasn’t achieved a buy-in on defense since taking over early last season. That makes him no different than his predecessors. Center John Tavares leads with two goals and three assists with a +1. Goaltenders Frederik Andersen and Jack Campbell are under .90 for saving percentages.
Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs Against the Spread
- Edmonton is 5-7 on the board in their last 12 away games
- The Oilers are 5-3-1 over the total on the road
- Toronto has gotten the cash in eight of their last 13 home games
- The Maple Leafs are 2-8 under the total on home ice
Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs Head-to-Head vs. Spread
- Toronto has bossed the cashier cage with a 14-3 record against Edmonton
- 4 of the last 7 in this series cleared the total
- Toronto has paid in seven of their last eight home games with the Oil.
- Three of the last five in this series went under the total.
Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs SBG Free Picks
In this situation, Toronto makes for a dangerous NHL betting favorite. Edmonton has the potential to exploit the Maple Leafs’ lackluster back end.
Oilers at Maple Leafs SBG Best Bet: Edmonton Oilers.