Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction & Betting Odds - NHL Picks
October 16, 2019
The Toronto Maple Leafs (3-2-1) are on the road at the Washington Capitals (3-2-2) in the NHL at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC on Wednesday evening.
After winning their opening two games of the season, the Caps have now lost four of their last five (including two in OT) and come into this game on the back of 6-3 loss on home-ice to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. That was a third straight loss at the Capital One Arena this season (the other two both being in OT) and matched their worst start on home-ice since 1983-84.
Looking at the NHL team stats, the Caps are averaging 3.14 Goals per Game (GPG), while allowing 3.29 Goals (GAG). Their Power Play Percentage is currently at 22.2 and they have are 84.0% on Penalty-Kills. John Carlson has contributed 11 points, with Alex Ovechkin on 5 goals.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on home-ice against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday evening. They snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win on the road at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
The Maple Leafs average 4.00 GPG, with 3.50 GAG. Their Power Play Percentage is at 22.7% and they are at 77.8% on the Penalty-Kills. Auston Matthews has made 7 points and 6 goals this season.
Betting Odds - Winner
- Washington Capitals to win at -125 (1.80) $200* Free Bet
- Toronto Maple Leafs to win at +105 (2.05) $200* Free Bet
- Washington Capitals to win at -126 (1.79) $250 Free Bet
- Toronto Maple Leafs to win at +105 (2.05) $250 Free Bet
- Washington Capitals to win at -128 (1.78) $250 Free Bet
- Toronto Maple Leafs to win at +104 (2.04) $250 Free Bet
- Washington Capitals to win at -121 (1.82) $200 Free Bet
- Toronto Maple Leafs to win at +106 (2.06) $200 Free Bet
Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Lines & Prediction
here’s no NHL betting lines on this game as yet due to Toronto’s game on Tuesday night, but we would expect the Caps to be marginal favourites in the betting odds with the likes of 888Sport, bet365, Betway and Sports Interaction.
This game looks likely to be close, with both teams better offensively than they are defensively, so the ‘Total Goals’ betting market could be the best option for an NHL betting pick here. The Points Spread is likely to be at about 6.5 Goals, so our tip is to back the Overs.
NHL Betting Pick: Total Goals Over/Under 6.5 – Over 6.5