Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/23/2023]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/23/2023]

NHL action continues on Saturday at 7:00PM ET as the Toronto Maple Leafs square off with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.'s in-depth betting preview for Saturday's Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NHL matchup between the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our proven predictive analytics model currently gives the Maple Leafs a 64% chance of beating the Blue Jackets.

According to our model, the Blue Jackets (+1.5) have a 57% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 7 goals has a 57% chance of going under.

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Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Maple Leafs Blue Jackets
Puck Line -1.5 (+105) +1.5 (-120)
Moneyline -225 +188
Total o7 (-105) u7 (-115)
  • The Blue Jackets are +1.5 underdogs against the Maple Leafs, with -120 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Maple Leafs (-1.5) to cover the puck line, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at +105.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Blue Jackets at +188. That means you can throw down $100 to profit $188, earning a total payout of $288, if they win.
  • Elsewhere, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Maple Leafs at -225, where you can risk $225 to win $100 for a total payout of $325 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under sits at 7 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -105, as well as the best odds for the Under at -115.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all the online sportsbooks that are available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks to make on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Blue Jackets +1.5 -120
Moneyline Blue Jackets +188
Total Under 7 -115


While the Maple Leafs are more likely to win the game, betting on the Blue Jackets moneyline is the best option because of the 1.0% edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen on Dimers is crucial to being a profitable sports bettor in the long run.

Our best NHL bets are based on world-class modeling and wagering intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets?

According to our model, Toronto's Auston Matthews is most likely to score the first goal in Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets.

Our projections give Matthews an 11.8% chance of scoring the first goal at Nationwide Arena, while the Maple Leafs star is a 52.7% chance of registering an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Toronto Maple Leafs

Player First Goal Probability
Auston Matthews 11.8%
William Nylander 6.7%
Mitchell Marner 5.7%
John Tavares 5.2%
Tyler Bertuzzi 4.4%

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player First Goal Probability
Kirill Marchenko 5.5%
Yegor Chinakhov 4.1%
Kent Johnson 4.0%
Justin Danforth 4.0%
Adam Fantilli 3.8%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Toronto Maple Leafs

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Auston Matthews 52.7%
William Nylander 35.7%
Mitchell Marner 30.6%
John Tavares 27.3%
Tyler Bertuzzi 24.1%

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Kirill Marchenko 30.5%
Yegor Chinakhov 22.6%
Justin Danforth 20.9%
Kent Johnson 20.7%
Johnny Gaudreau 19.5%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so refresh this page for any changes to our betting analysis before the Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Game Information

Saturday's game between the Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs at Nationwide Arena is scheduled to commence at 7:00PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Saturday's Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets contest, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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