Oilers vs. Maple Leafs Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Feb 26, 2019

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Connor McDavid will be back in action after serving his two-game suspension when his Oilers visit the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Edmonton
35-38-6-3
AT
February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
46-28-6-2
Puckline +1.5 -110
Moneyline +195
Over / Under o +6.5

19%

Betting Action

81%

Puckline -1.5 -110
Moneyline -235
Over / Under u +6.5

19%

Betting Action

81%

Connor McDavid returns to Edmonton’s lineup with the hopes of putting on a show for friends and family sitting in the stands when the Oilers visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. It’ll be another round in the rivalry between McDavid and Leafs centre Auston Matthews. The Leafs are seeking their fifth straight win over their Canadian counterparts.

Oilers vs Maple Leafs Betting Analysis

The Oilers are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss on Monday night in Nashville. Edmonton shot down the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night, meaning the club went 1-1 straight up during McDavid’s two-game suspension.

Edmonton is still seven points back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and the team is in the midst of a five-game road trip. The Oilers are 8-21 in their in their last 29 games overall and 7-21 in their last 28 games when carrying the underdog tag.

The Maple Leafs are 2-0 in their last two contests and are averaging 5.1 goals per game in their last six victories. They are allowing opponents nearly as much joy in front of net. Toronto has allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games. The over is 6-2-1 in the Buds’ last nine home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games as favourites.

Toronto is battling Boston for the second best record in the Atlantic division and the Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are sixth in the East standings despite possessing the fifth most points (80) in the league overall.

Edmonton Oilers

There isn’t much certain in Edmonton regarding the hockey team on the ice these days. The club seems destined for another season without a playoff appearance, and head coach Ken Hitchcock and interim GM Keith Gretzky both seem unlikely to return next season.

McDavid remains the pillar building block for the franchise, but there is another player for Oiler fans to watch closely during the final few weeks of the regular season. Goalie Mikko Koskinen was locked up to a new three-year deal before the Oilers shipped former No. 1 netminder Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Koskinen has talent but he’s getting paid major money, $4.5 million per season, for an unproven commodity. He was in a rut before the All-Star weekend, but he’s recovered nicely since the break. He owns a .907 save percentage over his last seven starts.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen is going through a rough patch of his own. He carries a 2.74 goals against average in the month of February, but also a 7-2-2 record during the same stretch. The Over is 12-5-1 in his last 18 appearances.

Oilers vs. Maple Leafs Prediction

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