Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.
This season the Blue Jackets are 2-9-1 overall while the Maple Leafs are 8-3-1. As for the totals, Columbus is 6-5-1 on the OU, and Toronto is 8-4.
Sportsbooks had installed the Blue Jackets as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.
The Blue Jackets - Maple Leafs odds would favor the Maple Leafs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbus is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 19.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 23-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 10.2% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 69.4% rate on the penalty kill.
The Maple Leafs were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +110 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-4-2
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Maple Leafs at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Columbus is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games at home
Toronto home to Boston, Saturday, November 5
Columbus at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 5