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Back Capitals to Upset Maple Leafs in NHL Betting

The Toronto Maple Leafs make the short trip to take on the surging Washington Capitals on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs will be playing on their second night of a back-to-back after falling to Philadelphia for their second straight loss. However, Washington has now won three in a row and is just three points behind the Flyers for a playoff spot in the Metropolitan. Toronto is favored in the game, but the best NHL bet for March 20 is to take the Caps as an underdog.

 

Back Capitals to Upset Maple Leafs in NHL Betting
Back Capitals to Upset Maple Leafs in NHL Betting

Maple Leafs vs Capitals Game Information

  • Game: Maple Leafs (38-20-9) vs Capitals (33-25-9)
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
  • Maple Leafs vs Capitals Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Washington Capitals will try to extend their three-game winning streak when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday at Capital One Arena. NHL betting lines favor Toronto on the road, with the sportsbook setting the total at six goals.

Wild vs Kings Odds and Spreads

  • Capitals are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.
  • Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150.
  • Maple Leafs are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
  • Capitals are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games.
  • Maple Leafs are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Toronto has split the past eight games when playing on no rest.
  • The Capitals have won the past three games as an underdog.
  • The Capitals have picked up four victories in the past five outings at Capital One Arena.

 

Maple Leafs vs Capitals Moneyline Pick: Washington Capitals (+115)

Toronto may be favored in the rematch, but the Capitals are a good NHL pick to even the series with another win on home ice.

Washington’s defense has stepped up recently, holding teams to 1.3 goals a game over its three-game win streak. The Caps have been just as strong at home, limiting teams to 2.6 goals in their last five home games. That defense will be necessary against a strong Toronto offense that has averaged 3.4 goals a game in its last five.

However, the Maple Leafs’ defense has hit a snag recently over their last two losses, giving up at least four goals a game in both of those defeats. Though the Capitals have averaged just 2.2 goals a game in their last five, they are coming off a five-goal performance and have scored 4.6 goals a game in their last five at home.

Toronto is also on the second night of a back-to-back, meaning it could be on tired legs, and with the Capitals playing well recently and returning home from a long road trip, they are a valuable play as the underdog.

Maple Leafs vs Capitals Player Prop Pick: Dylan Strome 1+ Assists (+150)

Strome has hit a bit of a production skid over the long road trip, but he put it to an end in Washington’s last game with a two-point performance, both scoring and assisting on a goal in the win. He should be able to build on that as the Capitals return home. Strome has had at least one assist in eight of his last nine home games.

Strome leads the Capitals with 53 points. In 32 home games, he has 27 points and 15 assists. Though he failed to put up any points in his first game against Toronto, with the way both teams are playing currently, he should have a better shot to do so this time around.

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Maple Leafs vs Capitals Prediction

Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 3

 

 

Questions of the Day

What is Washington’s record at home?


The Capitals have a 17-10-5 record on home ice.

Who leads Toronto in scoring?


William Nylander leads the Maple Leafs with 88 points and 51 assists.

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