ASA's 10* NHL Total of the Week
(NHL) Columbus vs. Toronto, 08/02/2020 8:00 PM, Score: 2 - 0
Total: 6.00 | 100.00 Over
Bookmaker: Bet365
Result: Loss
ASA NHL TOP PLAY 10* ON OVER: Toronto Maple Leafs versus Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday at 8 PM ET

The Blue Jackets like to play tight defensive-minded hockey but the Maple Leafs won't allow for that. The strength of Toronto is their speed and their skilled forwards. Columbus head coach John Tortorella already announced some lineup changes to try and infuse more speed into his lines. That said, we're looking for a fast-paced and a bit of a helter-skelter type game in the opener of this 5-game series. The Maple Leafs are known for early exits from the post-season as it has been over a decade since they won a playoff series. That said, if they again fall short here it is because their goal-tending lets them down. We look for a high-scoring game here in game one regardless of who proves victorious. We simply don't trust the play of the Maple Leafs in their defensive zone but we know that the forwards of Toronto are going to give the Blue Jackets a lot of trouble at the other end of the ice! Yes, 4 of the 5 games yesterday totaled 5 or less goals but there is a reason this total is set at 6 goals and we won't let the bigger number keep us away. This one has the makings of a game that will see the lamp lit early and often behind each netminder! Bet the OVER in Toronto in NHL evening action Sunday