Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 24, 2022

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A night after an overtime loss in Florida, the Leafs wrap up their three-game road trip tonight versus the Capitals in Washington.

Toronto
54-21-6-1
AT
April 24, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Capital One Arena
Washington
44-26-9-3
Puckline +1.5 -230
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +7

60%

Betting Action

40%

Puckline -1.5 +191
Moneyline -121
Over / Under u +7

60%

Betting Action

40%

Toronto blew an early 2-0 lead last night, helping Florida win their 13th game in a row. They have lost back-to-back games in the sunshine state to open their road trip that comes to an end tonight.

The Capitals are heating up heading into the postseason going 7-2-1 in their last 10. They are opening their final homestand of the season tonight, hoping to improve their position heading to the playoffs.

The Leafs are the very slight -101 favourites to win tonight on the NHL odds with a total of 7.

Maple Leafs vs. Capitals NHL Betting Odds

The Leafs scored at will in their last matchup with Washington beating them 7-3 just a week and a half ago, Apr. 14th on home ice. William Nylander, Michael Bunting and Ilya Mikheyev each scored a pair chasing Caps goalie Ilya Samsonov in the second period. The win gave Toronto a 2-0 lead in the season series, granting them a chance to sweep the Caps tonight in Washington.

This matchup features the two best scorers of the past decade in Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin, so it is no wonder they played the Over in five of their past six head-to-heads.69 percent of early bettors are hopping on the trend betting Over on a big total of 7.

Toronto has played the Over a division-leading 44 times this season, splitting their past 10 5-5. It is too late for them to even their 26-43record ATS with only three games to go.

Washington has played the Over 6-3-1 in their past 10 games scoring 4.3 goals per game, bumping them to 45-30 on the year. They are 42-36 ATS overall, covering eight of their last nine.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs suffered back-to-back losses in the opening Florida leg of their three-game road trip that wraps up tonight in Washington.

Last versus the Panthers, Mitch Marner (35th) opened the scoring in the first period, followed by defenceman Justin Holl‘s third to give the Leafs an early 2-0 lead. They followed the first period by conceding three consecutive and losing in Overtime, 3-2.

Auston Matthews returned after a three-game stint with an undisclosed injury. He had seven of the Leafs’ 36 shots on goal and took a hooking penalty in 21:40 of time on ice.

They did lose forward Michael Bunting though, he left the game in the first period and will miss some time according to coach Sheldon Keefe.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals blanked the Coyotes 2-0 in Arizona Friday night, wrapping up a five-game road trip. Conor Sheary (18) scored in the first and John Carlson (16) sealed it in the empty net, while Vitek Vanecek stopped 19 shots for his fourth shutout of the season. Washington had a pretty good road trip going 3-1-1 suffering their only regulation loss in Toronto a week and a half ago.

Carlson is quietly having an amazing year with 69 points through 74 games. The 32-year-old blueliner is a perennial Norris Trophy Nominee but has never taken home the hardware.

Washington is currently in the second wildcard spot in the East, with a 44-23-11 record and 99 points. They will be pushing to catch either Boston or Pittsburgh, so they can avoid the Panthers in round one.

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