Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Tips 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals (8-2-3, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) travel to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (6-5-2, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The line on this matchup has the Capitals coming in at +113 and the Maple Leafs are at -125. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Capitals are covering 58.3% of the time, having gone 7-5 SU. Toronto covers 46.2% of the time, going 6-7 straight up.
The Washington Capitals head into this game holding a record of 8 wins and 2 losses, putting them at 1st in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 49 goals which ranks them 1st in the East and 1st in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, putting them at 9th in the NHL. The Capitals have compiled a total of 19 pts, which ranks them 2nd in the NHL and 2nd in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 394 which ranks them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the NHL. As a unit, Washington currently has a total of 225 hits which has them averaging 17.3 per contest. They have compiled a total of 146 blocks for the year. The goalie for Washington is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and has totaled 494 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Holtby is conceding an average of 3.64 GAA which has him ranking 23rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's allowed 30 goals. His save % is .886 which has him ranking 20th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Washington Capitals were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 5 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their previous contest. The Capitals had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In this matchup, they converted 6 of the 29 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Washington earned 10 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Capitals was 48 and the Corsi against was 41 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 53.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against sat at 27, meaning they had a rate of 55.0%. They earned 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 56.2% and they had a PDO of 100.2 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Vancouver Canucks earned 34 shots. They had 4 penalty mins and they had 5 power play chances.
The Maple Leafs will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 6 wins and 5 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the conference and 15th in the NHL with +2. They have a total of 46 goals for the season which is 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has a team save % of .897 which has them ranked 21st in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.8% putting them at 5th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a rough year by surrendering 2.94 GAA and that has him ranked 12th among Eastern Conference goalies and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 530 mins he's been on the ice, he has allowed 26 goals. His save percentage is .904, which has him ranked 17th among Eastern Conference goalies and 31st in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs went up against the Montreal Canadiens in a game where the Maple Leafs took the loss by a final of 5 - 2. In this outing, Toronto earned a 45.7% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 43 and their opponent having a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick rate was 44.1% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Canadiens having a 38 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Toronto had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 94.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 63.9%. The Maple Leafs notched 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 2 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. Toronto gave up 38 shots on goal and the Canadiens ended up with a total of 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (+113) and over 2.5 total goals
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