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NHL Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Washington Capitals Saturday

Tampa Bay Lightning

vs

Washington Capitals
Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Verizon Center

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Capitals in Washington at Verizon Center on Saturday in NHL betting odds action.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-2.8 victory for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

13-10-5 Washington battles the Lightning, currently with a 19-8-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-14-1 for the Capitals and 17-13 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Lightning - Capitals odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 4.

How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 12-ranked offense (2.89 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 27.85% rate while the Lightning have a 80.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Washington was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They lost as -179 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Monday, December 15th
Washington at Florida, Tuesday, December 16th

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