Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Tips 10/21/2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (3-3-2, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-1, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The Maple Leafs open this game at -191 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +172. The total opens at 6. The Blue Jackets cover 37.5% of the time, having gone 3-5 SU. The Maple Leafs cover 55.6% of the time, going 5-4 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets head into this game with a record of 3 wins and 3 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 18 goals which has them sitting at 13th in the conference and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -8, ranking them 25th in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have a total of 8 points, which has them sitting at 19th in the NHL and 11th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have a total of 275 which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a team, Columbus has earned a total of 132 hits which means they are averaging 16.5 per contest. They have a total of 97 blocks for the year. Protecting the goal for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 360 minutes minding the net for the season. Korpisalo is surrendering 2.66 goals per contest which ranks him 10th among Eastern Conference goalies and 19th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 16 goals. He holds a save % of .905 which ranks him 14th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss against the New York Islanders the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 2 of the 36 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score a goal. Columbus racked up a total of 0 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 64 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 57.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against sat at 40, meaning they had a rate of 46.7%. They won 36 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.8 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the New York Islanders tallied 34 shots.
The Maple Leafs are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 5 victories and 3 losses. When talking about goal differential, they rank 4th in the conference and 9th in the league with +5. They currently have a total of 35 goals for this season which ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has a save percentage as a team of .898 which currently has them ranked 17th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.4% which puts them at 3rd in the East. In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a tough year by allowing 3.09 goals against average and that ranks him 14th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th in the NHL among goalies. In the 408 minutes he has played this season, he's allowed 21 goals. His save % is .902, which ranks him 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th in the NHL among goalies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Boston Bruins in a matchup where the Maple Leafs notched a win by a tally of 4 - 3. In this outing, Toronto went home with a 42.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 32 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.6% by earning a Fenwick of 26 and the Bruins finishing with a 35 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Toronto played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 114.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 51.1%. The Maple Leafs converted 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 0 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Bruins had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal on that chance. Toronto conceded 46 shots on goal and the Bruins earned 2 penalty mins.
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Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+172) and over 2.5 total goals
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