Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Pick – December 14

The NHL is set up with another great slate of hockey throughout December 14. Thirteen games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these matchups will be between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 9:00 PM Eastern time.

Toronto has earned a record of 19-8-2 to open up the season, which has them in the second spot of the Atlantic division. The Maple Leafs are tied with the top seeded Florida Panthers, but have played two extra games. Toronto is coming off a win in their last game and have won two of their last three. The Maple Leafs will look to get another big two points in this one.

The Oilers have put up a record of 16-10-0 to start out the season, which has them in third place of the Pacific division. Edmonton is five points out of the top spot in the division with four games in hand. The Oilers have lost five in a row and will look to get back on track on Tuesday night. I expect Edmonton to come out fast at home.

These two teams have been strong to open up the season and will look to earn a big two points on Tuesday night. The Maple Leafs have been on a tear after a tough 2-4-1 start. Edmonton has struggled a bit as of late and will look to get back on track. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Toronto Maple Leafs -1 ½ (+180) -128 Over 6 (-123)
Edmonton Oilers +1 ½ (-210) +116 Under 6 (+112)
Team Data Toronto Maple Leafs Edmonton Oilers
Overall Record 19-8-2 16-10-0
Away/ Home Record 7-4-1 9-5-0
Goals Per Game 3.21 3.38
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 3.25 3.43
Save Percentage .918 .909
Save Percentage Away/ Home .919 .911

Betting Trends

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • 3-3 in December
  • 3-0 on Tuesday nights
  • 5-1 when playing on two days rest
  • 9-3 after non-Conference game
  • 6-4 after allowing four goals or more
  • 6-3 after scoring four goals or more
  • 11-4 against team with winning record

Edmonton Oilers

  • 1-5 in December
  • 1-4 on Tuesday nights
  • 4-1 when playing on two days rest
  • 3-4 after non-Conference game
  • 3-5 in non-Conference game
  • 4-2 after loss by two or more
  • 7-4 when playing team with winning record

These two teams met up nine times throughout last season. Toronto earned a record of 6-1-2 throughout the season series and will look to pick up where they left off this season. The Maple Leafs were able to attack Edmonton’s defense last season, but I think the Oilers will change it up in this one. If Edmonton can come out strong, they could earn the win at home.

Special Teams

The Maple Leafs have been strong on special teams this season. Toronto has scored on 25 of their 82 power play attempts, which is a 30.5 percent power play. The Maple Leafs have given up 15 goals on their opponents 82 power play chances, which is an 81.7 percent kill rate. Toronto is 2nd on the power play and 13th on the kill this season.

Edmonton’s special teams unit has also been really strong on the season. The Oilers have capitalized on 26 of their 82 power play opportunities, which is a 31.7 percent success rate. Edmonton has killed off 67 of their 81 penalties against, which is an 82.7 percent penalty kill. The Oilers are 1st on the man advantage and 9th on the penalty kill.

These two teams have been solid on special teams early in the season and will look to get them going in this one. The Oilers have a slight advantage on both sides and will look to get hot again as they try to break out of this losing streak. Both power plays are lethal though and will look to get the advantage early in this matchup.

Goaltending Comparison

I expect Jack Campbell to get the start in the crease for Toronto in this one. Campbell has started in 21 games this season, going 14-5-2 in those matchups. He has posted a .935 save percentage and a GAA of 1.99 in those games. Campbell finished with 22 saves on 26 shots in his last start against the Tampa Bay Lightning, which was not enough for the win.

Mikko Koskinen will likely get the nod in the net for the Oilers on Tuesday night. Koskinen has earned a record of 12-5-0 throughout his 17 games played. He has put up a save percentage of .907 and a 3.05 GAA in his starts. Koskinen’s last start was against the Carolina Hurricanes. He stopped 28 of 31 shots in the losing effort.

These two goalies have been solid to open up the season and will look to shut down the crease early on Tuesday night. Campbell has been much better throughout the season and will look to earn the win in this one. Koskinen has lost his last three starts and will look to turn around in this one. If either goalie can control the pace early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

Edmonton has struggled as of late and will look to grab a big win in this one. The Oilers have the edge on special teams, while Toronto has the edge on goaltending in this one. I think the Edmonton will get going early in this one. The Oilers are on a tough losing streak, but I expect their stars to step up and Hyman to get some revenge on his former team.

BetOnline has the Maple Leafs listed as a -128 against the money line in this one. This implies that Toronto will win this game around 56.1 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with Edmonton at home. The Oilers are looking to break out of this losing streak and I think their crowd will get them into it. As underdogs, I really like the value on Edmonton.

The Bet
Edmonton Oilers
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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