The Toronto Maple Leafs (29-17-2) meet the Washington Capitals (27-16-5) at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday evening.
The Maple Leafs were last in action on Sunday evening when they went down to a surprising 4-2 loss on home-ice to the Arizona Coyotes. Worryingly, that was their fourth loss in their last five games.
As things stand the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.50 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 4th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.85 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 9th at present overall. On an individual basis, John Tavares has scored 30 goals for the Maple Leafs this season, while Mitch Marner has registered 42 assists.
The Washington Capitals were last in action on Tuesday evening at home to the San Jose Sharks. Prior to that their last game was a 8-5 defeat on the road at the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, which marked their fifth consecutive loss.
The Capitals are currently averaging 3.31 Goals per Game, which puts them 8th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are currently allowing 3.08 Goals per Game, which places them down in 21st position overall.
On an individual basis, Alexander Ovechkin has 33 goals, which makes him the leading scorer for both the Capitals and in the NHL overall this season at present. John Carlson has recorded 37 assists to date.
Despite the current poor form, the Toronto Maple Leafs look the best bet in terms of predictions to win this game, given the advantage of home-ice and the Capitals own poor form. They are therefore the tips on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs @ -154 (Betway)