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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals 10/13/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Capitals (0-1) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (0-1)
October 13, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -192 / Washington Capitals +158; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Washington Capitals look for a bounce back showing after losing their opener to Boston. The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after losing their opener to the Canadiens. 

The Washington Capitals are averaging 2 goals per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Washington with 1 goal, Nic Dowd has 1 assist and Marcus Johansson has 5 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 5 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 4 goals on 29 shots faced.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Bunting leads Toronto with 1 goal, John Tavares has 2 assists and Auston Matthews has 5 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Matt Murray has given up 4 goals on 23 shots faced.

The Capitals are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 55-27 in their last 82 overall. The over is 21-9-2 in Capitals last 32 overall. The over is 43-17-7 in Maple Leafs last 67 overall. The Capitals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto. The favorite is 21-9 in the last 30 meetings.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the better team on paper, and they should like their chances at home. However, both of these teams are on the end of a back to back after disappointing showings in their season opener. Guys are still getting their feet under them, and weird things happen in the first week while teams are finding a rhythm. The line may be accurate, but I’ll take my chances with the Capitals and the plus money.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Capitals +158

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