A light schedule in the NHL on Wednesday with just three games. The only one that features two teams that are likely to make the playoffs is Columbus visiting Toronto – although the Blue Jackets are in much more danger of missing the postseason than the Leafs are. Toronto enters Wednesday’s matchup as betting favorites in the NHL lines.
Wednesday Night NHL Lines & Betting Pick: Columbus at TorontoNHL.tvRadio: 97.1 FM (Columbus) / 1050 AM (Toronto)Opening NHL Lines: Toronto -230
Season SeriesIf these teams play again this season, it would have to be in the playoffs as this is the finale of the three-game season series.On Dec. 20 in Columbus, the Blue Jackets won 4-2. Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo stopped 39 shots in one of his strongest games of the season. Seth Jones had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, who never trailed. Lukas Sedlak, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg also scored for Columbus, and Cam Atkinson had two assists. Former Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney, starting for Toronto in place of Frederik Andersen on the second leg of a back-to-back, had 33 saves.On Jan. 8 in Toronto, the Jackets won 3-2 in overtime. Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves, including a handful of big ones to keep his team within 2-0 before a third-period rally. Columbus scored twice in the final 4:35 of the third period to set up Panarin’s OT goal. Nick Foligno and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in the third for Columbus. James van Riemsdyk and William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs. Andersen stopped 30 shots.
Latest NHL Lines Trends
- Columbus is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Columbus’s last 16 games
- Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 games