Wednesday, March 22, 2017
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Maple Leafs at +131 and the Blue Jackets at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Toronto comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 33-23-15 and on the road they have a record of 15-13-8. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 216 goals and given up 210 goals for a point differential of +6. The Maple Leafs have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-38 and an over/under record of 31-36-4. Columbus shows up with a record of 47-18-6 including 26-9-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 228 goals and surrendered 164 for a goal differential of +64. The Blue Jackets have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 45-24 while their over/under record sits at 29-37-5.
For expert handicapping advice on this game check out our NHL expert handicapper tips.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 32-38 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 31-36-4 against the over/under
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 45-24 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 29-37-5 against the over/under
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
03/17/17 RW Ben Smith Finger out indefinitely
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
03/19/17 c Alexander Wennberg Neck "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
Auston Matthews has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 32 goals this season with 239 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 17.7 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri has averaged 16.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 29 goals on 209 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 29 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 1,875 shots against him and has given up 153 goals. He has made 1,722 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 212 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 39 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,627 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,515 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 81 total points this season. They have scored 216 goals while giving up 210 goals. They have had 211 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Maple Leafs have allowed 222 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.43% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have a total of 100 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 191 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 192 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Maple Leafs have a total of 228 goals scored while they've given up 164 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.36%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 4,339 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,354 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 3,268 attempts while they've given up 3,308 shots on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. They have 2,150 face off wins compared to 2,229 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.1%. On defense has 1,723 hits and they've blocked 1,046 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,936 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,009 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 2,962 shots while they've given up 2,986 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.5% as they've compiled 2,107 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,237 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,023 shot attempts and they have 1,360 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -145 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -145
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.