Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
The visiting Capitals hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs currently sports a record of 3-3. The Capitals are 1-4-1. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 2-4 against the number.
Hockey odds makers opened the Maple Leafs as -121 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.
The Maple Leafs - Capitals odds would favor the Maple Leafs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 21.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 10-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.7 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Capitals have a 70% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Maple Leafs were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a win are 1-9
A few Capitals at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington home to Philadelphia, Friday, February 1
Toronto home to Boston, Saturday, February 2