Oilers vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the hottest teams in the NHL heading into tonight's home games against the Edmonton Oilers. Can Toronto keep it rolling with another win in this spot?
Monday, January 6, 2020
Scotiabank Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Maple Leafs are a -220 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Oilers are a +180 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 72 percemt of public bets are coming in on host Toronto. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Oilers skate past Bruins
Edmonton earned a 4-1 win Saturday at Boston to improve to 22-17-5 on the season. The Oilers trailed 1-0 through one period before tying it up at the 12:19 mark of the second period on an unassisted Gaetan Haas goal. Darnell Nurse gave Edmonton a 2-1 advantage with seven seconds left in the second off a Leon Draisaitl assist. Connor McDavid pushed it to 3-1 with 18:12 to play in the third period off assists from Zack Kassian and Ethan Bear. Draisaitl completed the scoring on an unassisted goal with seven seconds remaining. Mike Smith picked up the win as he registered 35 saves on 36 shots.
Maple Leafs stop Islanders
Toronto recorded a 3-0 shutout victory at home Saturday night over New York for its third straight win and 10th straight game earning a point. The Maple Leafs (24-14-5) opened the scoring with 6:35 left in the second period on a Pierre Engvall goal off a Kasperi Kaspanen assist. Auston Matthews pushed it to 2-0 with 3:53 in the period off assist by Mitch Marner and Justin Holl. Zach Hyman finished the scoring with 2:08 to go in the third period with assists courtesy of Marner and Matthews. Michael Hutchinson picked up the win between the pipes as he turned away all 33 shots sent his way.
NHL Betting Trends
The Oilers are 4-9 in their last 13 games overall. Edmonton is 1-4 in its last five games overall.
The Maple Leafs are 5-1 in their last six games versus the Western Conference. Toronto is 7-0 in the last seven home meetings.
Toronto has dominated this series at home and have won nine of its last 10 games. Don't overthink this one. The Maple Leafs have also been very good lately on one day of rest. Go with the puck line if you want more bang for your buck.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS -220