Maple Leafs open as moneyline underdog vs Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Toronto battle on Tuesday at Verizon Center as the Capitals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Maple Leafs will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 4-5 this season, while the Capitals are 2-6-1. Toronto is 4-5 on the totals; Washington is 3-6.
If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -147 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Maple Leafs, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 23-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 16.2% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 75.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Washington lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Penguins on February 3. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Carolina are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Maple Leafs at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Toronto at Winnipeg, Thursday, February 7
Washington at Pittsburgh, Thursday, February 7