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Capitals set to host the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Washington Capitals in the first meeting of the season between the teams so Alexander Ovechkin and company will be seeking revenge on Friday night.

The Maple Leafs topped the Capitals 2-1 as a -130 home favorite on the NHL betting lines when the teams last hit the ice together back on November 23. The UNDER has paid out in four of the last five games between the two Eastern teams.

The Capitals bring a 21-16-6 record to the battle against the 21-19-5 Maple Leafs. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 21-22 so far and the Maple Leafs go 23-20-2.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -152 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Capitals - Maple Leafs odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 27.

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The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.07 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.07 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 26.14% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 76.92% of their penalties.

A few Maple Leafs at Capitals trends to consider:
Toronto is 7-14-1 SU in its last 22 games
Toronto is 2-10-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Washington
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to New Jersey, Sunday, January 12th
Washington home to Buffalo, Sunday, January 12th