In their first head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers collide at Rogers Place for an East-West tilt. TVA Sports will showcase the game, and the opening face-off is at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 30.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers Odds
The money line for each side is currently set at an identical -110, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at an even 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -110 money on the over and -110 for the under.
Toronto is 16-10 straight up (SU) and has earned 2.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 26 regular season outings, 13 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and just three have pushed. As a road team this season, the Leafs are 8-5 SU.
Toronto has converted on 21.5 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it has successfully killed off 81.4 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Leafs have been penalized 3.8 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over its last five contests. The teams been forced to kill penalties just 8.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 31.0 saves per game with a .919 save percentage, Frederik Andersen (14-8-1) has been the top option in goal for Toronto this year. If Toronto chooses to rest him, however, the team might roll with Curtis McElhinney (2-2 record, .900 save percentage, 3.07 goals against average).
Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri will both lead the way for the visiting Maple Leafs. Matthews has 24 points on 12 goals and 12 assists, and has recorded two or more points seven times. Kadri has 12 goals and 10 assists to his name (and has logged at least one point in 16 games).
On the other side of the rink, Edmonton is 10-15 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 25 regular season matches, 13 of its games have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just one has pushed. This season, the teams 5-7 SU as the home team.
The Oilers have converted on just 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 32nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
Edmonton skaters have been penalized 4.3 times per game in total this season, and 2.8 per game over their past five match ups. The teams had to defend opponent power plays just 6.2 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Cam Talbot has denied 25.8 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Oilers. Talbot has 10 wins, 12 losses, and one overtime loss to his credit and has maintained a fairly-weak .903 save percentage and 3.00 goals against average this year.
The home team will be led on offense by Connor McDavid (10 goals, 20 assists).
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Over
- The total has gone over in three of Edmonton’s last five games.
- Six of Toronto’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
- This game features two of the more aggressive teams in the league. Toronto skaters have dished out the 10th-most hits in the league (22.2 per game) while the Oilers have registered the second-most (28.7).