ROGERS’ ONE & ONLY 10* TOTAL OF THE MONTH (THIS IS THE BIG ONE!)
Toronto vs. Columbus,
10/04/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Total: -102/+6½ Under
The set-up: The Leafs skated to a high-scoring 5-3 win on home ice vs. the Senators to open the year, but I think they’ll have much more of a fight on their hands in Columbus on Friday night. Toronto will once again see Fredrich Anderson between the pipes, while the home side goes with Joonas Korpisalo. Note that Toronto was only 1 for 5 on the power play in its victory, but it would kill off all three penalties against it. Anderson looked good after a shaky start, going on to stop 23 of 26 shots.
The pick: Columbus took out the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs last year, so expectations are high obviously for the home side this season. Columbus though lost a lot of talent to free agency, but Korpisalo was decent in a back-up role for the CBJ’s, going 10-7-3. Columbus is trying to figure out its offense and Toronto has had its fair share of issues on the road. This one has defensive battle written all over it in my opinion.
10* TOTAL OF THE MONTH on the UNDER Leafs/Jackets.