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

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

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

The Toronto Maple Leafs (6-5-2) meet the Washington Capitals (8-2-3) in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday evening.

The Maple Leafs were last in action on Saturday night when they went down 5-2 on the road at the  Montreal Canadiens. Jake Muzzin and Andreas Johnsson scored for the Maple Leafs, with backup goalie Michael Hutchinson making 33 saves.

Toronto are scoring at an average of 3.54 GF/G, while allowing 3.38. Their Power-Play Percentage is 21.1, while their Penalty-Kill percentage is 84.8. On an individual basis, Auston Matthews has nine goals, while Mitch Marner leads the way on points (15) and assists (12).

The Capitals come into this game on the back of a 6-5 shootout win on the road at the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. It was a tremendous rally by the Caps, who had 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 Lars Eller adding the other in regulation before Nicklas Backstrom sealed the victory in the third round of the shootout. Rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov stopped 29 shots for Washington.

The Capitals are averaging 3.77 GF/G, while allowing 3.31. Their Power-Play Percentage is 25.0, while their Penalty-Kill percentage is 78.0. Alex Ovechkin has nine goals, while John Carlson has recorded 21 points, including 16 assists.

Betting Odds - Winner

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Betting Lines & Prediction

The Toronto Maple Leafs have home-ice advantage, but current form favours the Washington Capitals in terms of predictions going into this game. 

The best betting line on the Maple Leafs is -119 (1.84) with 888Sport, while the Capitals can be backed at NHL betting odds of -102 (1.98) also at 888Sport. This could be tight, but Toronto are the tips here.

NHL Prediction: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs to win @ -119 (1.84) with 888Sport.

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