Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals Free NHL Pick - Game Analysis and Odds
The Maple Leafs head to Washington to take on the Capitals in at an outdoor game at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. Washington is a small -115 money line favorite for this game with the total on the odds board at 6 goals.
The Leafs started this four-game road trip with back-to-back losses to Tampa Bay and Florida after winning 13 of their previous 15 games. The total stayed UNDER six goals in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers after it had gone OVER in eight of their last 11 outings. Win or lose, Toronto remains one of the top goal-scoring teams in the NHL with an average of 3.2 goals a game. One injury note; center Auston Matthews (28 goals) remains out of the lineup with a shoulder injury.
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Washington reclaimed its spot atop the Metro Division with 79 points after beating Ottawa 3-2 on Tuesday as a -176 home favorite. The Capitals have struggled with consistency going back to early February. They are an even 4-4-2 over their last ten games. They are giving up as many goals as they are scoring (3.0).
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Toronto at Washington NHL Betting Trends
- Toronto is 1-4 straight up in their last 5 road games.
- The Leafs are 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games against the Capitals.
- The game total has gone under in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 road games in Washington.
- Washington is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall.
- The Capitals are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games at home against Toronto.
Toronto at Washington Game Prediction 03/03/2018
Playing in an outdoor environment in front of a capacity crowd in prime time should bring out the star power in each of these teams to take the total OVER a projected 5.5-goal total line.