NHL: Blue Jackets vs Maple Leafs Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 4)
- Toronto Maple Leafs lost their previous game in the NHL
- Columbus Blue Jackets sit bottom of the Metropolitan Division
Toronto Maple Leafs have already booked their spot in the playoffs. Can they bounce back to winning ways on Tuesday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets?
They will be looking to end the regular season in strong form, meaning that they will be looking for an instant response when they host the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m ET
- Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
- How To Watch: NHL TV
Six of the eight places in the Eastern Conference have been filled. The Toronto Maple Leafs have already secured their berth in the postseason, and they will be bidding to build momentum ahead of the start of the playoffs. Toronto comes into this game after winning five of their previous ten, with three regulation defeats having been suffered over that period.
The Leafs suffered a home defeat in their previous game, as they were easily beaten 5-2 by the Detroit Red Wings. That was their eighth regulation loss of the season at the Scotiabank Arena, but their home record remains strong, as it reads 25-8-6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will be hoping for the end of the season, as they look set to finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They have won just three of their previous ten, as they have lost six in regulation over that period. Meanwhile, they have picked up just nine wins from 38 games on the road.
However, they come into this game on the road after a fine battling performance in their previous outing. On that occasion, they edged to a 4-3 overtime success against the Ottawa Senators in Columbus.
The Blue Jackets may have been winners in their previous game, but it is hard to make much of a case that they will back it up on Tuesday. Therefore, we will be siding with the Leafs.