Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/05/2022 Game Analysis, Tips and Forecast

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Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01-05-2022 Game Analysis Tips and Forecast

Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/05/2022 – The struggle continues for the Edmonton Oilers. On Wednesday, the team will face a familiar foe as the Toronto Maple Leafs host them inside the Scotiabank Arena. Coming off an impressive 6-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on New Year’s Day, the Maple Leafs are being offered as -167 favorites in the latest NHL Betting Lines while the visitors are pegged at +136. Edmonton has now lost eight of their last 10 games as Toronto aims for their fourth straight win. The rivals will square off at 7:00 PM Eastern Time which will be shown live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV. 

Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/05/2022

When: Wednesday, January 5, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/05/2022 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Edmonton Oilers +1.5 (-189) 6.5 o (-103) +136
Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+138) 6.5 u (-117) -167
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Edmonton Oilers

The New Year has not been friendly so far for the Oilers. After losing to the Islanders in OT on the 1st day of the year, Edmonton got dismantled by the Rangers, 4-1, two days later. To make matters worse, the team is at risk of missing Connor McDavid, who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. That means the Oilers might face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs sans their best player on Wednesday. The series of losses has kept Edmonton from gaining traction in the team’s bid to climb higher in the standings. As of the moment, the Oilers have registered 38 points in 33 games, just a hairline above the fifth-placed Los Angeles Kings. 

Players to watch: C. McDavid C (G 19, A 34, PTS 53), L. Draisaitl C (G 25, A 27, PTS 52), R. Nugent-Hopkins C (G 3, A 23, PTS 26).

Toronto Maple Leafs

When the Maple Leafs played their first game in more than two weeks, they made sure that they would go out with a bang. And surely they did, coincidentally, on New Year’s Day. Toronto played as if they had not gone through an extended break as the team destroyed Ottawa, 6-0, home. The win was Toronto’s third straight win and fourth in the last five games to notch 44 points, good for the third-best record in the Atlantic Division. Interestingly, the Maple Leafs’ last game prior to Saturday’s dominant performance was against the Oilers, whom they defeated 5-1 before entering the break. That puts Toronto at the absolute advantage heading into Wednesday’s clash. The confidence and momentum is on their side; they just have to execute. 

Players to watch: A. Matthews C (G 20, A 13, PTS 33), J. Tavares C (G 13, A 20, PTS 33), W. Nylander C (G 15, A 18, PTS 33).

Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Trends

Oilers

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Edmonton’s last 10 games.
Edmonton are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games.
Oilers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto.
Edmonton are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Edmonton are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

Maple Leafs

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 9 games.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games against Edmonton.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Edmonton.

Oilers vs Maple Leafs Betting Picks

Count another resounding victory for the Maple Leafs. Expect another offensive fireworks from the home team as they are about to trounce their rivals from Edmonton. Betting on NHL will draw significant interest from spectators and bettors alike. Toronto will not disappoint. The hosts will play as advertised and will not leave any doubt as to which team is the better one on Wednesday night.

Score Prediction: Oilers 2, Maple Leafs 6.