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Something has to give between the Toronto Maple Leafs’ trend of flushing a bad home-ice loss and the Edmonton Oilers’ road-warrior ways in what seems likely to be a low-scoring game.
The Maple Leafs are -145 home favourites against the +125 underdog Oilers with a 6.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The teams played two nights ago, with Edmonton winning 3-1. But Toronto is 9-3 in its last 12 games as a home favourite (regular season only) with the total going UNDER in eight of those games.
Oilers vs Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Oilers are an identical 9-3 in their last 12 games as an away underdog, and the total has also gone UNDER at betting sites in 13 of their last 20 games as an away underdog. The total has also gone UNDER in the Maple Leafs’ last three games.
The Oilers are 2-3-0, but as their 27th-place ranking in five-on-five shot-attempt percentage of 45.5 indicates, they are adopting a defensive posture in order to cover for their lack of a true No. 1 goaltender. Such a system will likely limit the number of attacking opportunities for star centers Connor …
Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation