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Blue Jackets look to spoil the party in the Six vs the Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets aim to win their third game in a row when they lock horns with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Blue Jackets are coming off a convincing win vs the Islanders last night while the Leafs have won eight of their last nine games. Toronto opened as the favorite to win its fifth game in a row.

  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Columbus’s last nine games on the road.
  • Toronto is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games.
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last five games at home.

Columbus will be in desperation mode tonight as it has dropped to ninth in the Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets are 3-6 SU in their last nine games and now sit one point back of Carolina for the eighth seed. One of the main reasons has been their lack of scoring as Columbus ranks 28th in the NHL in goals per game (2.59).

If Blue Jackets backers are looking for trends to cling to, look no further than their record when these two teams meet. The Blue Jackets have dominated their matchup vs the Leafs and are 6-1 SU and ATS in the last seven games. They’ve also won eight of their last nine games at the ACC vs the Buds.

That being said, Toronto has looked like a different team in the last few weeks and it all starts with scoring. The Leafs are averaging four goals per game in February and holding teams to 2.67 goals per game, both ranked in the top 10 in that span. They knocked off Tampa Bay and Nashville in that stretch and when the Leafs are rolling like this, it may be too tall of an order to ask Columbus to break the streak.

The total opened at 5.5 and trends are pointing toward an OVER. Toronto’s scoring exploits have been noted and the OVER has hit in three of the Maple Leafs’ last four games. The OVER has also hit in four of the last six games in this matchup.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 34-19-5 so far on the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 29-23-4. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Toronto go 25-28-5 and the Blue Jackets go 24-32 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Columbus injuries news.

This game puts the Maple Leafs, most recently No. 22 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs' No. 5-ranked offense (3.31 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs power play has clicked at a 20.37% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 winner at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Toronto at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Columbus is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Columbus's last 17 games
  • Columbus is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Toronto is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Philadelphia, Friday, February 16
Toronto at Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 17