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Columbus Blue Jackets Host Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL Betting Action

Toronto pays a visit to Columbus on Friday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jackets snipers in hockey action at Nationwide Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Columbus sat as -172 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jackets to win this game 3.9-1.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Toronto Maple Leafs have seen them go 0-2-1 so far this season, while the Blue Jackets are at 0-4-0. In totals betting, the Columbus Blue Jackets are 4-0, while the Maple Leafs are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Toronto injuries news.

This game puts the Columbus Blue Jackets, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.25 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 27 at 4 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 29.41% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 63.64% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +100 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
  • Columbus is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 17th
Columbus at Chicago, Saturday, October 17th