Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL odds
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
|30-25-5||March 03, 2014, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre||32-22-8|
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Toronto and Columbus on Monday, with the host Maple Leafs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Supporters of the Blue Jackets have seen them go 30-25-5 so far this season, while the Maple Leafs are at 32-22-8. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 34-25-3, while the Blue Jackets are 32-24-4.
View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Maple Leafs as -126 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked Maple Leafs and the No. 2-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.
Columbus won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Panthers on March 1. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 8-ranked offense (2.98 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 21.43% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 81.86% rate on the penalty kill.
Columbus home to Dallas, Tuesday, March 4th
Toronto at New York, Wednesday, March 5th