Need a Place
To Play?

Try one of our recommended sites:

  • Bovada
  • 5Dimes
  • TopBet
  • GT Bets
  • BetDSI
  • BookMaker

NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Capitals at Washington

Tampa Bay LightningWashington Capitals
April 13, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds

17-21-2TEAM RECORD22-17-2

The Washington Capitals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade Verizon Center on Saturday.

Washington battles the Lightning, currently with a 17-21-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-21-3 for the Capitals and 21-15-4 for the Lightning.

View Tampa Bay vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as underdogs of +-168 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 19 and the Lightning at No. 15 heading into this contest.

ADVERTISEMENT:

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 25% while the Lightning defense kills off 80.8% of their penalties.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-3 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-1 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Washington at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Lightning at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, Sunday, April 14
Washington home to Toronto, Tuesday, April 16