Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Betting Odds
Posted by: Mike Davis
The hockey betting odds are primed for this evening’s Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs matchup, giving sportsbook players a great matchup to try their luck on. The Maple Leafs are doing all they can to compete with the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the top of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets are desperately trying to make the playoff cut within the Metropolitan Division, and are failing pretty epically. Let’s take a look at what kind of 5 team parlay odds each team is facing in this evening’s pairing.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Wed., Feb. 14th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TV: NHL Network
Stream: NHL TV
Hockey Betting Odds:
Columbus Blue Jackets +1 ½ (-175) 5 ½ (-120) +170
Toronto Maple Leafs -1 ½ (+155) 5 ½ (EV) -200
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets march into this Wednesday night matchup flashing a 29-23-4 record that ranks them as the 6th worst team in the Metropolitan. At the current moment, the Met is heralded by the Washington Capitals, who have amassed 71 points on the season. Currently, the Blue Jackets’ 62-points on the season places them 9-points behind the Caps. That might not seem like a paramount difference, but judging by the type of season the Blue Jackets have been having: Columbus will not cover that gap. Columbus could theoretically usurp the No. 3 seed in the division, the Philadelphia Flyers, sine they’ll only need 5-points to do so. Unfortunately for Columbus, the club has just been too inconsistent this February posting a 2-4 record so far this month. Let’s take a look at how these two clubs match up against each other.
Unsurprisingly, Columbus is at a pretty big disadvantage this evening. The reason being, that Toronto enters this contest wielding the NHL’s 5th best scoring offense and 12th best defensive unit. For comparison, Columbus ranks 28th in the league in scoring but 8th in goals allowed per game. That defense might give the Blue Jackets some hope. But even if Columbus manages to deter Toronto’s offense, it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll be able to run the scoreboard up on them.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs fall into tonight’s contest sporting a 34-19-5 record that ranks them as the 3rd best team in the Atlantic. Currently, the Leafs are sitting on 73-points on the season, which places them 6-points behind the division leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Unlike Columbus, the Leafs have found plenty of success so far this month since they’re 5-1 so far. Toronto will be vying to improve on that record this evening, and it looks like the evening’s hockey betting odds are backing them on home ice. Considering they enter this evening’s contest riding a 4-game win streak, should sportsbook bettors take the favorite in this evening’s Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto maple Leafs matchup?
The NHL sportsbook line seems to be favoring Toronto a bit heavily on the money line, therefore taking straight up this evening is unappealing. Alternatively, bettors can take the Blue Jackets on the spread. Since the Maple Leafs have a 7-21 record against the spread, it seems all too likely that they’ll fail to cover it this evening.