Blue Jackets vs Maple Leafs NHL Betting Guide

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on April 5, 2016 in

Two of the worst teams in the National Hockey League will get together on Wednesday in Toronto. The Columbus Blue Jackets will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Columbus is last in the Metropolitan Division, with a 31-39-8 record, which is 70 points. For Toronto, they are last in the Atlantic, with a 28-39-11 record. The Maple Leafs have 67 points, which is 10 below the next worst, Buffalo. The Maple Leafs are coming off a home loss to Detroit, while the Blue Jackets beat Carolina on the road. Find out the latest NHL betting odds here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Guide

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Where: Toronto
Radio: XM Internet 925, XM 220
Stream Option: NHL Stream

Why Bet on the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to finish dead last in the Atlantic Division. The Maple Leafs are at 67 points, just one below their 68 of a season ago. The biggest problem for Toronto this season has been their inability to score. Toronto is 28th out of 30 teams in the National Hockey League, with just 2.3 goals per game. The Maple Leafs offense is led by center Nazem Kadri, with 28 assists, and 17 goals. Toronto is also one of the worst teams on the power play, as they have only scored on 15.2% of their chances.

Why Bet on the Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are also struggling mightily this season. This is the second straight season with the organization recording under 90 points. The Blue Jackets have been one of the worst defensive teams in the National Hockey League, allowing 3.1 goals per game. Columbus on the offensive side is anchored by Cam Atkinson, with 50 points on the season. The Blue Jackets is also going to finish in dead last in their division. They are 12 points behind the New Jersey Devils.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

In just a week, both of these teams will have their season over. That will be a sigh of relief for all involved, as both teams have been a disaster. It’s tough to predict late season games in the National Hockey League, especially when both teams are heading home in a week. The biggest factor for this game will be the home crowd. The Toronto Maple Leafs are a small favorite for that reason. The bet to make for Wednesday night in the National Hockey League is the Toronto Maple Leafs -115 over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Our final score prediction for this hockey game is Maple Leafs 4 and Blue Jackets 2.