Game: Hockey NHL: Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NHL Betting Odds & Lines, Capitals vs Maple Leafs Picks & Capitals vs Maple Leafs Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Start time: 7:30 PM EST, Scotiabank Arena
TV Channel: NBCSN
Best Toronto Maple Leafs Lines: (*) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under *: – BOVADA
In a game from NHL, we will see Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Washington Capitals entered the season as favorites to win the Stanley Trophy but they are now on a 6-game losing streak. They are averaging 3.3 goals per game but they have also allowed at least 4 goals in 4 of their last 5 games. Alex Ovechkin continues to be the team leader with 33 goals while John Carlsson is the assists’ leader with 37.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ situation is not much different as they have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.5 goals per game but it is also allowing over 3 goals per game. The defense needs to start playing better if the team is to compete for a place in the playoffs this year. John Tavares leads Toronto with 30 goals while Mitch Marner has 42 assists.
The Washington Capitals played very well against San Jose last time out but they blew a nice lead late in the game. It is visible that they are starting to play better and if they continue to improve, I’m sure the wins will start to come. Toronto is a mess and they can easily lose the game if they face a decent defense.