The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to continue their recent hot streak when they head on the road to play the Edmonton Oilers for the second night in three days on Saturday, Jan. 30. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton.
Toronto heads into Saturday night’s matchup with a 7-2 record for 14 points, which is good for the top spot in the all-Canadian North Division. The Maple Leafs will look to extend their current four-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Edmonton checks in with a 3-6 record for six points, which places the Oilers in fifth out of the seven-team division. They have lost three of their last four games including two in a row.
Toronto earned a victory over the Oilers on Thursday night with a 4-3 score, as the Maple Leafs took the lead in the season series 2-1 heading into the fourth of nine games the two will see each other this season. The Leafs took a two-goal lead in the first period and the Oilers tied the game twice, but Auston Matthews‘ power play goal at 13:37 in the third period proved to be the difference.
Toronto will be without Nicholas Robertson (knee) and Joe Thornton (ribs) as both are on the long-term injured reserve list. In addition, Jack Campbell (leg) is out indefinitely.
Edmonton has a number of injuries including Oscar Klefbom, who is out for the entire season with a shoulder injury. Mike Smith (undisclosed) was placed on long-term injured reserve, while Troy Grosenick and Gaetan Haas are out as they deal with COVID-19 protocols. Evan Bouchard is questionable with a back injury after missing the last two games.
After Saturday night’s game, Toronto will have some time off and does not have a scheduled game until Thursday, Feb. 4 when the Maple Leafs host a three-game series with the Vancouver Canucks. As for Edmonton, it will be in action on Sunday night when they host the struggling Ottawa Senators.
Maple Leafs – Oilers Betting Odds
As we get ready for the start of Saturday night’s game, here’s a look at some of the betting options and odds being offered. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
The Oilers have -230 odds to cover the +1.5 puck line, while the Maple Leafs are at +188 to win by more than 1.5 goals.
Betting Trends: Toronto has won just one game by more than 1.5 goals this season, but Edmonton lost by more than 1.5 goals five times.
Oddsmakers are expecting a fairly high-scoring game with the over/under set at 6.5, which is tied for the highest of all Saturday’s games. The over is getting -117 odds with the under at -105.
Betting Trends: The last two games featuring the Maple Leafs went over, and the last three Edmonton games hit the over as well.
Toronto comes in as the favorite to win this game straight up on the moneyline with -132 odds, while Edmonton has odds set at +112 to pull off the slight upset.
Betting Trends: Toronto is 5-1 on the moneyline in its last six road games, and Edmonton is 1-4 straight up in its last five home matchups.
There are a number of prop bets to choose from as sportsbooks continue to get as creative as possible to attract new users.
For this one, we’ll look at the prop bet that lists odds on which player will score the first goal of the game and take a look at the top five options according to the oddsmakers.
- Auston Matthews +750
- Leon Draisaitl & Connor McDavid +1000
- John Tavares +1100
- William Nylander +1150
The Leafs are currently listed with the fourth best odds to win the Stanley Cup this summer at +1100 odds, while Edmonton is much more of a longshot at +2700, which is 15th in the league.