Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/29/2023]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/29/2023]

The Columbus Blue Jackets will square off with the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL action at Nationwide Arena on Friday, starting at 7:00PM ET.'s in-depth betting preview for Friday'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 advanced machine learning and data analysis to simulate the result of Friday's NHL game between the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our popular predictive analytics model currently gives the Maple Leafs a 63% chance of beating the Blue Jackets.

According to our model, the Blue Jackets (+1.5) have a 58% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 7 goals has a 55% chance of going under.

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Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Odds

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

Bet Type Maple Leafs Blue Jackets
Puck Line -1.5 (+110) +1.5 (-126)
Moneyline -198 +180
Total o7 (+102) u7 (-120)
  • The Blue Jackets are currently +1.5 underdogs against the Maple Leafs, with -126 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Maple Leafs (-1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at +110.
  • FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Blue Jackets at +180. That means you can bet $100 to profit $180, earning a total payout of $280, if they win.
  • Elsewhere, DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Maple Leafs at -198, where you can risk $198 to win $100 for a total payout of $298 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 7 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at +102, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at -120.

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

As always, check out all of the legal sports betting sites 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 identified the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Blue Jackets +1.5 -126
Moneyline Blue Jackets +180
Total Under 7 -120


While the Maple Leafs are more likely to win the game, taking the Blue Jackets moneyline is the best option because of the 1.2% edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is crucial to achieving long-term profitability.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on detailed modeling and gambling expertise to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Remember, our model updates frequently, so refresh this article for the latest betting insights before the Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets on Friday December 29, 2023.

Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Game Information

Friday's game between the Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs at Nationwide Arena is scheduled to begin 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 Friday'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 guidelines.

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