Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 22 (2/22): NHL
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- Feb 22, 2022, 4:59:54 PM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Maple Leafs money line||-189|
|Maple Leafs spread||-1.5 (+130)|
|Blue Jackets money line||+185|
|Blue Jackets spread||+1.5 (-133)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Road / home record||14-9-2||13-10-1|
|Goals per game||3.55||3.27|
|Goals allowed per game||2.73||3.65|
|Shots per game||34.7||29.9|
|Shots allowed per game||30.7||35.2|
|Over / under record||27-21-1||32-14-3|
The Maple Leafs travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. These teams already met earlier this season and the Maple Leafs took the win at home 5-4.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
The Maple Leafs have lost 2 games in a row and just lost to the worst team in the league, the Canadiens. The Canadiens scored three times in the second period and beat them 5-2.
The Maple Leafs are 17-7-1 in Eastern Conference play and rank second in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.6 goals per game, led by Auston Matthews with 33. Alexander Kerfoot leads the Maple Leafs with a plus-13 in 49 games this season. Mitch Marner has seven goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.
In their last 10 games Toronto are 6-4, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .892 save percentage.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
The Blue Jackets have won 5 of their last 6 games and have scored 7 goals in each of their last 2 games. Columbus is 13-14-0 against Eastern Conference opponents and ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Boone Jenner with 21.
Sean Kuraly leads the Blue Jackets with a plus-11 in 49 games this season. Patrik Laine has 10 goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
Blue Jackets are 7-3 in the last 10 games and are averaging 4.2 goals, 6.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game with an .890 save percentage.
Toronto are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games.
Columbus are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 9 games.
Clearly this is not the moment to trust in the Maple Leafs to win on the road and even less to give away goals. The Blue Jackets have won 5 of their last 6 games and scored 14 goals in their last 2 games but defensively are a mess they're giving 4.1 goals in their last 10 games. With the over cashing big time on both teams we have to stick with it. Take the over.
PICK: Over 6.5 (-110)
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