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Battle at the Bottom as Oilers Host Leafs

The post-Dion Phaneuf era started with a 4-3 loss at the Calgary Flames Tuesday night, but the Toronto Maple Leafs get another shot at victory in Alberta when they visit Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-1 SU in their last eight games versus the Oilers.
  • The Oilers are 6-0 SU in their last six games as favorites.
  • The Maple Leafs are 0-4 SU in their last four games versus the Western Conference.

A look across the NHL standings shows that Canadian clubs haven’t fared so well this season and the Leafs and Oilers are the worst of the lot. Both teams have a league-worst 47 points with the Leafs in the basement of the Atlantic Division and the Oilers in the cellar of the Pacific.

The Oilers, who are currently -135 in moneyline markets at online shop Sportsbook, head into the contest on a three-game losing skid but were a lock for OVER bettors prior to a 2-1 loss at the New Jersey Devils in their last game. The OVER had gone 6-1-1 in eight games prior to that game in New Jersey with an average of seven goals being scored per game over that stretch.

The Leafs enjoyed a modest two-game winning streak immediately after the All-Star break, but followed that up with a 6-1 loss at the Ottawa Senators and then the loss at Calgary. The Buds have now lost 11 of their last 14 games, but did record a 3-0 victory over the Oilers when they visited the Air Canada Centre back in November.

It’s tough to cap a contest featuring two teams toiling at the bottom of the league and seemingly content competing in a race for the No. 1 draft pick, but with two of the poorest defenses in the league on display Thursday night, there could be value for OVER bettors.

Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook had the Edmonton Oilers as -129 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at Sportsbook for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

A 3-2.4 result in favor of the Oilers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Edmonton will face the 19-24-9 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Oilers are 29-23-3 in over under betting so far this season while the Toronto Maple Leafs are 20-24-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Toronto injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-ranked Edmonton Oilers and the No. 29-rated Toronto Maple Leafs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.87 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 19.18% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 80.92% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at -143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -119 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Vancouver, Saturday, February 13th
Edmonton home to Winnipeg, Saturday, February 13th

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