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Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Matchup Report

Toronto Maple Leafs

Washington Capitals
36-24-8 March 16, 2014, 03:00 PM | Verizon Center 31-27-10

The Capitals get a visit from the Toronto Maple Leafs in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Maple Leafs will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 36-24-8 this season, while the Capitals are 31-27-10. Toronto is 36-29-3 against the total, while Washington is 33-35 versus the number.View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -136 on most hockey betting menus early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Capitals and the No. 18-rated Maple Leafs in this matchup.

Toronto won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Kings on March 13. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -158 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.04 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.27% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 78.67% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Toronto at Detroit, Tuesday, March 18th
Washington at Anaheim, Tuesday, March 18th