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Moneyline favors Lightning in battle with Capitals

Washington CapitalsTampa Bay Lightning
Jan 31, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

26-19-3TEAM RECORD21-23-4

Washington pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Lightning bats in hockey action at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning bring a 21-23-4 record to the battle against the 26-19-3 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 31-16-1 so far and the Capitals go 26-22.

View Washington vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Lightning as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 19-rated Capitals taking on the No. 25-rated Lightning in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 9-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13.6% rate while the Capitals have a 80.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington was a 5-3 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as +152 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They won as -185 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Capitals at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Washington
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Washington at Florida, Wednesday, February 1
Tampa Bay home to Winnipeg, Thursday, February 2

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