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The Toronto Maple Leafs get a key defenseman back right in time for a game against one of their regular nemeses from recent seasons.
The Maple Leafs are the -125 favourite while the Washington Capitals are a +105 underdog with a 6.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Maple Leafs are 6-14 in their last 20 games against the Capitals. Toronto is also 1-4 in its last five home games against Metropolitan Division teams, while Washington is 7-4 in its last 11 away games against the Atlantic Division.
Capitals at Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Capitals are 8-2-3 so far this season, although they have only-OK underlying numbers, ranking 12th in the 31-team NHL in shot percentage at five-on-five at 50.51 percent. Washington, which has had the total finish OVER at betting sites in its last four games against the Atlantic Division, has excellent offensive balance with the Nicklas Backstrom-Alex Ovechkin-T.J. Oshie first line spearheading the NHL’s third-ranked offense (3.77 goals per game).
Defensively, the Capitals are 22nd in goals against (3.31) while the power play ranks ninth (25.0 percent) and the penalty killing unit ranks eighth (84.8). Braden Holtby, who …
Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation