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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/07/2020 NHL Odds, Previews & Spread

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08-07-2020 NHL Odds Previews & Spread

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/07/2020 – There is only one task at hand for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night: eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs inside their home ice. Following a huge 4-3 overtime win in Game 3 of their qualifying series, the Blue Jackets will go for the kill as the series continues inside the Scotiabank Center at 8:00 PM Eastern Time to be broadcasted on NBC and streamed on NHL.TV and SofaScore. The bid to end the series, however, is not without the challenge from the NHL Vegas Odds that deem the Blue Jackets as underdogs at +126 for Game 4. The home team, meanwhile, is priced at -156.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/07/2020

When: Friday, August 7, 8:00 PM EST

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: NHL

Stream: NHL.TV

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets 08/07/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+190) 5.5 o (+103) -156
Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5 (-238) 5.5 u (-127) +126
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Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs are left searching for answers after they squandered an early lead that should have given them the series edge. But with just a slight room to recover, Toronto will have instantly put the heartbreaking loss behind and focus on to the next game where a win will loan them another life to contend in the qualifying series decider. As they pick up the pieces from the collapse that saw a 3-0 advantage disappear in a snap, the Maple Leafs will turn to their advantage of playing inside their home ice to secure the season-saving win. 

Players to watch: A. Matthews C (G 1, A 1, PTS 2), T. Dermott D (G 0, A 1, PTS 1), A. Kerfoot C (G 0, A 1, PTS 1).

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus battled back from three points down to pull off the stunner in overtime. It was a physically and mentally exhausting standoff in regulation before the Blue Jackets shifted to a higher gear to overcome the home team. Columbus is doing a great job distributing the load as if they’d already projected a long series even before it started. The team also has a nice balance of youth and experience; the win could be perceived as an utter shocker, but coach John Tortorella is not surprised. Entering Game 4 as underdogs anew, Columbus could not be more determined to beat the odds for another time. 

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

Trends

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Maple Leafs are 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games.
Maple Leafs are 27-55 in their last 82 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
Under is 5-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 overall.
Under is 5-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 games as a favorite.

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Atlantic.
Blue Jackets are 7-3 in their last 10 playoff games as an underdog.
Blue Jackets are 3-7 in their last 10 Friday games.
Under is 5-1 in Blue Jackets last 6 overall.
Under is 5-1 in Blue Jackets last 6 games as an underdog.

Maple Leafs vs Blue Jackets Betting Picks

Game 5 is inevitable in this series. The Maple Leafs have had enough elimination battles inside their home ice and it will not be much of a challenge for them to force a winner-take-all match. Toronto will lord it over the Blue Jackets and earn a needed boost heading to the decider.

Score Prediction: Maple Leafs 5, Blue Jackets 2.