The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to pick up a victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this season on Friday night as those two Eastern Conference clubs meet in NHL betting action.
Toronto topped Columbus 4-1 as a road favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on October 31, turning in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets have split their last 10 matchups with five victories apiece dating back to 2006.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Opening Odds and Betting Line
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Toronto sat as -120 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.
Computer Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Pick
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-3 victory for the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 18-17-3 this season, while the Maple Leafs are 21-17-3. Columbus is 20-17-1 against the total, while Toronto is 23-18 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Columbus injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 18 (Toronto Maple Leafs) and the No. 21 (Columbus Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 2-ranked offense (3.22 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.18 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 19.86% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 79.86% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +135 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Capitals on January 7. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Odds Trends
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus’s last 6 games
Columbus is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games
Toronto is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Columbus home to New York, Saturday, January 10th
Toronto at Los Angeles, Monday, January 12th