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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction & Betting Tips 12/14/2023

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 12/14/2023
  • Take the Maple Leafs on the moneyline
  • The Maple Leafs should also cover at -1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

The Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs are set to face off at 7:00 ET on BSOH. The Maple Leafs will host the game at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON.

This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Maple Leafs are favored to win at home vs. the Blue Jackets. Check out BetCoco for Toronto Maple Leafs – Columbus Blue Jackets odds

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Maple Leafs have the leg up at 2-1. The Maple Leafs also had the edge vs. the puck line in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 5 goals per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • In their last five games away from home, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Across the Maple Leafs last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-8, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Maple Leafs have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction

Going into the game against Toronto, the Blue Jackets hold a 9-16-5 record. They have a 1-2-1 record when favored and 8-14-4 as underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 2-8-3 record, while they are 7-8-2 when playing at home.

On offense, the Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. So far this year, the Blue Jackets are 2-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 7-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Goalie Spencer Martin comes into the game having made nine starts this season. So far, his record is 2-7 and he has a save percentage of 89.1%.

The Maple Leafs are set to face Columbus with a 15-7-5 record. Their track record as favorites is 13-6-4, while they maintain 2-0-1 when considered underdogs. When they have hit the road, they have a 7-2-4 record this season, and they are 8-4-1 at home.

For their offensive performance, the Maple Leafs come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. The Toronto offense is ranked 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 19th in the NHL.

Heading into this matchup vs. Columbus, goalie Ilya Samsonov has started 12 games in this season. His current record is 5-1, and his save percentage stands at 88.4%.

Based on projections, we have the Maple Leafs coming out on top by a score of 4-2.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Tips

  • Take the Maple Leafs on the moneyline
  • The Maple Leafs should also cover at -1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Toronto Maple Leafs Injury Report

  • Mark Giordano – Finger – Out
  • Matt Murray – Hip – Out
  • John Klingberg – Hip – Out
  • Jake Muzzin – Neck – Out
  • Joseph Woll – Ankle – Out
  • Timothy Liljegren – Ankle – Out
  • Matthew Knies – Illness – Questionable

Columbus Blue Jackets Injury Report

  • Damon Severson – Upper Body – Out
  • Erik Gudbranson – Suspension – Out
  • Boone Jenner – Jaw – Out
  • Elvis Merzlikins – Illness – Out
  • Jack Roslovic – Ankle – Out
  • Adam Boqvist – Shoulder – Out
  • Adam Fantilli – Personal – Questionable

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