Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets - 1/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (15-25-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (16-17-7)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -135 / Columbus Blue Jackets +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, TSN
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs play Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Brandon Saad leads Columbus with 16 goals, Scott Hartnell has 15 assists and Boone Jenner has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 60 goals on 713 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 39 goals on 349 shots. McElhinney has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 15 goals, Tyler Bozak has 18 assists and P.A. Parenteau has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 59 goals on 570 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 34 goals on 543 shots. Bernier has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-16 in their last 21 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 3-10 in their last 13 Wednesday games and 4-12 in their last 16 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Blue Jackets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
Columbus has now lost four straight and is playing a Maple Leafs team that's in better form with no days off. You have to like the home team here.