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Hockey odds preview - Toronto vs. Columbus

Toronto Maple Leafs

Columbus Blue Jackets
7-3-0 October 25, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 4-5-0

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Toronto Maple Leafs invade Nationwide Arena on Friday.

This season the Blue Jackets are 4-5-0 overall while the Maple Leafs are 7-3-0. As for the totals, Columbus is 2-5-2 on the OU, and Toronto is 4-6.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blue Jackets as -136 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 17-ranked Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Toronto was a 4-2 winner in its last match at home against the Ducks. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 21.21% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 86.84% of their penalties.

A few Maple Leafs at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Columbus is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
Columbus is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 26th
Columbus at Anaheim, Sunday, October 27th