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Leafs at Capitals 10/16/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date & Time Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Capital One Arena Washington, D.C.
Latest odds
WAS -180 O/U 5.5
TV Channel
DTV

On Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs play the back half of a back-to-back when they visit the Washington Capitals. The Maple Leaf host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday before heading to the nation’s capital. Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Ilya Mikheyev scored to break a tie in the second period and Toronto went on to the 3-goal victory. 

Washington lost its last outing after falling to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday 6-3. The Capitals have  dropped four of the last five and are now just 3-2-2 on the season. Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller each scored in the loss for Washington. Braden Holtby allowed three goals early in the game and was pulled after just 7:54 in the first period. Ilya Samsonov made 19 saves in place of Holtby.

Auston Matthews leads Toronto in goals scored with six and in points with seven, while Morgan Rielly is the assists leader with five. Frederik Andersen is 3-2-0 with goals against of 3.38 and save percentage of .886. Toronto is scoring an average of 4.00 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.50 per game.

Alex Ovechkin leads Washington in goals scored with five, while John Carlson is the assists leader with nine and points leader with 11. Braden Holtby is 1-1-2 with goals against of 4.27 and save percentage of .846. Washington is scoring an average of 3.14 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.29 per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Toronto is 2-6 in its last 8
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Maple Leafs last 4
  • Washington is 1-4 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Capitals last 7 at home
Free Pick:
OVER 5.5

Take the OVER in this matchup. The Maple Leafs are scoring over four goals per game, while Washington is scoring over three goals per game. At the same time, both teams are allowing over three goals each per game. The OVER has cashed in 6 of Washington’s last 7 at home and in each of Toronto’s last 4 overall. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win, but our best play is OVER 6-4.

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