Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Betting Preview
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The visiting Capitals hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Tampa Bay Times Forum against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning sit at 38-36-8 on the season; in comparison, the Capitals are currently 42-32-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 52-29-1 OU, and Washington is 40-37-5 OU.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Lightning and the No. 18-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Washington was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +129 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Capitals at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Washington home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 22
Tampa Bay at NY Islanders, Monday, January 21