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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/09/2020 NHL Predictions, Odds & Picks

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08-09-2020 NHL Predictions Odds & Picks

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/09/2020 – It has come down to one final match. It’s either a playoff entry or an exit for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs as both teams battle each other for the fifth and last time of their qualifying series on Sunday night, 08:00 PM Eastern Time, inside the latter’s home ice at the Scotiabank Arena in Ontario. The match will be shown on NBC, NHL.TV and Sofascore. The NHL Vegas Odds predict the home team to advance with a -179 money line price, whereas the Blue Jackets are placed at a disadvantage as they are tasked to defy a +143 underdog price.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/09/2020

When: Sunday, August 9, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: TV

Stream: NHL.TV

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 08/09/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5 (-204) 5.5 o (-103) +143
Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+165) 5.5 u (-119) -179
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Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets failed to capitalize on the previous 2-1 edge they had against the Maple Leafs as they bowed to 4-3 overtime loss on Friday. This team, in fact, could have clinched the series if not for their third-period meltdown that saw a commanding three-goal edge vanish in a span of minutes, forcing the extended period before eventually losing the match. There is no time for them to feel remorse about the wasted opportunity. Besides, winning Sunday’s sudden death can change the painful narrative. Momentum has abandoned them but the hope to advance stays. Cam Atkinson will try to keep his personal surge in the bubble going, but it would take more than the exploits from the veteran right wing for the Blue Jackets to save their season. 

Players to watch: C. Atkinson RW (G 2, A 3, PTS 5), P. Dubois C(G 3, A 1, PTS 4), D. Savard D (G 0, A 3, PTS 3).

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs unleashed the ultimate comeback in Game 4, and just like that, they are back on the driver’s seat. Although the series is tied at 2-2, Toronto has placed the pressure on the Blue Jackets, who are left searching for answers following the late collapse that forced the decider on Sunday. 17-year veteran Jason Spezza was pivotal in the late salvo as he tried to spark his teammates by drawing passion and emotion in their play. The vet’s strategy yielded quick dividends as his troops responded with a rampage to put the game back even before getting the job done in overtime. Toronto aims to feed off the salvo in their attempt to completely send the Blue Jackets to the exits. 

Players to watch: A. Matthews C (G 2, A 4, PTS 6), M. Marner C (G 0, A 4, PTS 4),W. Nylander RW (G 2, A 2, PTS 4)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

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Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games.
Columbus is 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Atlantic.
Blue Jackets are 7-3 in their last 10 playoff games as an underdog.
Over is 7-1 in Blue Jackets last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
Over is 6-2 in Blue Jackets last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
Toronto is 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
Maple Leafs are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 Sunday games.
Under is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.

Blue Jackets vs Maple Leafs Betting Picks

The Blue Jackets could only look back and rue their missed chance to take down the Maple Leafs when all the odds favored them. The home team will go for the jugular in this decider and. Expect Toronto to blow the game wide open as the team attempts to deny the Blue Jackets of regaining their poise This will be a convincing win for the Maple Leafs; there is no stopping their tracks going to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 5.