Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The Washington Capitals are in first place in the Metropolitan Division through 13 games as they get set to play tonight at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Can Washington keep its strong season going with a road win?
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Scotiabank Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Maple Leafs are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Capitals are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Capitals down Canucks in shootout
Washington secured a 6-5 victory in a shootout Friday night at Vancouver to improve to 8-2-3 on the season. The Capitals won the shootout by a count of 2-1 as T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom found the back of the net. Evgeny Kuznetsov opened the scoring 3:18 in with an assist coming from Jakub Vrana. The Canucks scored the game's next five goals before Kuznetsov cut it to 5-2 with one second remaining in the second period with assists from Lars Eller and Radko Gudas. Eller made it 5-3 1:57 into the third period on a shorthanded goal assisted by Garnet Hathaway. Three minutes later, Michal Kempny made it a one-goal game off an assist from Carl Hagelin. Kempny tied it up at the 12:19 mark with assists courtesy of Brendan Leipsic and Travis Boyd. Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves on 34 shots in the victory.
Leafs fall at Canadiens
Toronto lost by a score of 5-2 Saturday night at Montreal to drop to 6-5-2 on the season. The Maple Leafs trailed 2-0 in the first before Jake Muzzin cut the deficit in half with 16 seconds left on the clock with assists going to Mitch Marner and Ilya Mikheyev. Andreas Johnsson tied it at 2-2 with 14:08 remaining in the second period with Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly assisting. The Canadiens scored the go-ahead goal seven seconds into the third period and then tacked on two more. Michael Hutchinson recorded 33 saves on 38 shots in the defeat.
NHL Betting Trends
The Capitals are 6-0 in their last six games as an underdog. Washington is 4-0 in its last four games versus the Eastern Conference.
The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite. Toronto is 3-8 in its last 11 games versus the Metropolitan Division.
The Capitals have thrived as an underdog lately and with much of the same core as usual, they appear to be well on their way to another strong season. This would be another statement win on the road and with Toronto still undermanned with John Tavares sidelined another week, this one is there for the taking for the visitors.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +105