Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Pick
COLUMBUS, OH (The Spread) – Will the Maple Leafs pull off a small upset tonight when they visit the Blue Jackets at 7:00PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Jackets are -122 money line favorites over the Maple Leafs, who are +113 on the ML. The over/under total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blue Jackets opened as -123 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -122, while the Maple Leafs’ odds have gone from +114 down to +113. Toronto enters play with a 7-3-0 record and is 3-1-0 on the road, while Columbus is 4-5-0 overall and 2-2-0 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 74% of bettors favor the Maple Leafs. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Toronto. According to latest NHL trends, the Maple Leafs are 5-2 in their last seven games versus the Blue Jackets and the road team is also 4-0 in the last four meetings overall. Toronto is also 6-1 in its last seven games playing on two days of rest, 4-1 in its last five games after allowing two goals or less in its previous game, and 5-2 in its last seven road games. On the other side, the Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last five games versus Eastern Conference opponents, 2-8 in their last 10 games versus the Atlantic and 20-50 in their last 70 games versus a team with a win percentage above .600.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS +113