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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/04/2020 NHL Spread, Predictions and Betting Odds

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08-04-2020 NHL Spread Predictions and Betting Odds

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/04/2020 – The Columbus Blue Jackets provided a big Game 1 upset against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first game to draw first blood in their series. Game 2 is scheduled to happen this Tuesday, August 4, Tuesday. It will be NBCSN that will own the broadcast rights for this game and they will air it live on television at 4:00 PM Eastern Time from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The live stream is also made available through an NHL.TV subscription or through SofaScore. Don’t expect lightning to strike twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs are selected by NHL Betting Lines as the favorites in Game 2.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/04/2020

When: Monday, August 4, 4:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/04/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5 (-222) 6.5 o (+107) +128
Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+176) 6.5 u (-132) -159
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Columbus Blue Jackets

After two periods of being scoreless, the Columbus Blue Jackets managed to put in two goals in the final period to seal the victory. The first came from Cam Atkinson early in the third and it was and it was assisted by David Savard. Atkinson returned the favor late in the period and along with Nick Foligno, they helped Alexander Wennberg score the final goal to seal the victory as well. The Blue Jackets were rewarded for their persistence as they shot seven more to the goal as compared to the Maple Leafs. Much credit to the goalkeeper Jonas Korpisalo for shutting down their opponents.

Players to watch: P. Dubois C G 18 A 31 PTS 49, G. Nyquist C G 15 A 27 PTS 42, Z. Werenski D G 20 A 21 PTS 41.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs were woke up by the Columbus Blue Jackets as their opponents came in with a well-planned defensive strategy that prevented them from scoring a single point in this game. Auston Matthews was the leading shot taker for the Maple Leafs but all of his six shots were caught by the goalkeeper while Tyson Barrie shot four. In their next game, they should expect more from Iliya Mikheyev to be more accurate in their shots. Expect the Maple Leafs to adjust well and they will seek to prove that this first game was just a hiccup from their true potential.

Players to Watch: A. Matthews C G 47 A 33 PTS 80, M. Marner C G 16 A 51 PTS 67, J. Tavares C G 26 A 34 PTS 60.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Trends

Blue Jackets

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus’ last 6 games.
Columbus is 4-12 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games on the road.
Columbus is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games this season.

Maple Leafs

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games at home.
Toronto is 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Columbus.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Picks

The Toronto Maple Leafs went sleepy on their defense in the final period and Game 2 is expected to be a different story. It is seen by Top Online Sportsbook that the series will be tied at 1-1 and the Maple Leafs will prevail over the Blue Jackets.

Moneyline: The Ml handed to the Blue Jackets is at +128 if they manage to pull an upset victory while the Maple Leafs are at -159.

Spread: It is expected to be close and that is why only 1.5 points separate both teams across the spread. Blue Jackets are at +1.5 while the Maple Leafs own -1.5.

Total: 6.5 points is the predicted total for both teams in this game. The Blue Jackets are the team going over while the Maple Leafs the team under.

Score Prediction: 4-2, Maple Leafs win.