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(3-3-2) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-1)
Date: Monday, October 21st
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Toronto -195
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets will be in Toronto on Monday taking the ice against the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. The Blue Jackets will be looking to end a two-game skid after falling to the Islanders 2-3 on Saturday.
Toronto will be looking for back-to-backs wins after coming out on top 4-3 at home against the Bruins their last time on the ice. The Maple Leafs have been able to put the puck in the net for four goals in each of their previous three games.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets come into this one at 3-3-2. They have been good for an average of 2.25 goals per game this season while giving up 3.25 to their opponents. They are firing an average of 34.4 shots per night while allowing 30.1 on the defensive end of the ice.
The Blue Jackets have been able to score three power-play goals this year for a 13.0 conversion rate. Defensively, they carry a 73.9 penalty kill percentage.
This series has been pretty even through the previous 10 games. Columbus is 5-5-0 during the span. They have scored an average of 2.90 goals in their last 10 against Toronto while giving up 3.30.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are now 5-3-1. They are scoring an average of 3.89 goals per game while giving up 3.33. Toronto is taking an average of 34.0 shots per night while allowing 32.7 on defense.
The Leafs have scored seven goals on the power-play for a 26.9 conversion rate. They have a 79.3 penalty kill percentage when skating shorthanded.
During their previous 10 games against Columbus, Toronto has been able to find the net for five power-play goals on 25 opportunities. They have only given up three goals the 23 times they have been forced to skate with a man in the box.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Columbus is 2-8 previous 10 games vs. Atlantic.
- Columbus is 2-8 previous 10 games playing on one day rest.
- Toronto is 6-2 previous eight games played on a Monday.
- The over is 5-0 in Toronto’s previous five vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Prediction:
I’m really liking the Maple Leafs at home in this one. Toronto has been solid on the power-play and with the Blue Jackets spending an average of 53 minutes per game in the box, I think the power-play is a factor on Monday.
This one will be close, maybe even overtime close. The Maple Leafs will come out on top at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Toronto -195
NHL Free Prediction: Columbus 3 – Toronto 4
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