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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Prediction & Betting Odds - NHL Picks

The Toronto Maple Leafs (6-5-2) take on the Washington Capitals (8-2-3) in the NHL at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday evening.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Prediction & Betting Odds - NHL Picks
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals
October 29,2019

It’s been an indifferent start to the season for Toronto. Their game prior to this resulted in a 5-2 loss on the road at the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The Maples Leafs scored through Jake Muzzin and Andreas Johnsson, while backup goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 33 saves.

On the stats front, Toronto are averaging 3.54 Goals per Game (GF/G), while allowing 3.38. They have a Power-Play Percentage of 21.1, while their Penalty-Kill percentage is 84.8. Auston Matthews has scored nine goals, while Mitch Marner leads the way on 15 points, of which 12 have been assists.

The Caps have started the season in good form and had an excellent 6-5 shootout win on the road at the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night, having trailed 5-1 with less than a second remaining in the second period. 

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Michal Kempny each scored two goals for the Capitals, with the other goal in regulation time coming from Lars Eller. Washington sealed the win in the third round of the shootout through Nicklas Backstrom. Rookie goalie Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves for the Caps.

Washington average 3.77 GF/G and are allowing 3.31. The Caps Power-Play Percentage is 25.0 with a Penalty-Kill percentage is 78.0. Alex Ovechkin (who else?) leads the way for the Caps with nine goals to date, while John Carlson has 21 points, including 16 assists.

Betting Odds - Winner

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Betting Lines & Tip

Although home-ice advantage is with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the form book certainly points towards the Washington Capitals when it comes to predictions for this game. 

The Maple Leafs are the marginal bookies favourites on the Money Line at odds of -119 (1.84) with 888Sport, with the Capitals at -102 (1.98) at 888Sport. With regards to tips, we’ll back the Maple Leafs here.

NHL Betting Tip: Money Line - Toronto Maple Leafs @ -119 (1.84) with 888Sport 

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