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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/06/2020 NHL Game Analysis, Prediction and Odds
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/06/2020 – The Toronto Maple Leafs shut down the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second game of their qualifying series. Game 3 is set to happen this Thursday, August 6 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. It will be NBCSN that will be taking care of the broadcast and they will air it live at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. The same feed will be given for the live stream providers at NHL.TV and SofaScore. It was a tale of two shutouts for the opposing teams but according to NHL Vegas Lines, it will be the Toronto Maple Leafs that will be taking over this game and will prove that Game 1 was a fluke.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/06/2020
When: Thursday, August 6, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/06/2020 Betting Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs
It was payback time for the Toronto Maple Leafs after getting shut down during Game 1 of their qualifying series at their own home ice. They were scoreless in the first period as they still figure out the defensive puzzle given to them by the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was only in the 16-minute mark of the second period where Austin Matthews scored with the help of Zach Hyman. In the third period, John Tavares chipped in his own with an assist from Travis McDermott and William Nylander. Morgan Rielly scored their third goal and he made it impossible for the Blue Jackets to make a comeback. That last goal was assisted by Auston Matthews and Alexander Kerfoot.
Players to watch: J. Spezza C G 0 A 0 PTS 0, J. Muzzin D G 0 A 0 PTS 0, J. Tavares C G 0 A 0 PTS 0.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets were given the same medicine they gave the Maple Leafs in Game 1 and failed to score in Game 2. Rily Nash and Nick Foligno both had three shots on the goal and they failed to convert one. The defensive adjustment of the Maple Leafs made it hard for the Blue Jackets to get a good look at the goal. They were only able to make 20 shots on goal as compared to the Maple Leafs 39. In the first two periods, the Blue Jackets were only allowed 12 shots and the rest were taken at the last period.
Players to watch: C. Atkinson RW G 1 A 1 PTS 2, N. Foligno LW G 0 A 1 PTS 1, D. Savard D G 0 A 1 PTS 1.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus’ last 5 games.
Maple Leafs vs Blue Jackets Betting Picks
The Toronto Maple Leafs flexed their true game and they are looking to capitalize on it in this next game to gain the advantage. It is seen by Top Online Sportsbook that the Columbus Blue Jackets are the underdogs in this match. In the end, it will be the Maple Leafs taking the 2-1 series lead.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Maple Leafs for this match is -155 while the Blue Jackets are at +135.
Spread: The total spread for this game is 1.5 points, with the Maple Leafs taking the -1.5 while the Blue Jackets are at +1.5.
Total: 5.5 points is the given total for this game. Blue Jackets are going over and Maple Leafs are under.
Score Prediction: 3-1, Maple Leafs win.