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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Pick and Betting Preview

The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday in NHL betting odds action at Verizon Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as underdogs of 118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 0.2-0 win for the Capitals on Friday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals are 15-5-1 so far on the season. The Tampa Bay Lightning, meanwhile, are 11-9-3. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Washington go 7-12-2 and the Lightning go 6-13-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-ranked Washington Capitals and the No. 24-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.19 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.22 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 23.33% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.25% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lightning were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-3 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Washington at -172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to New York, Saturday, November 28th
Washington at Toronto, Saturday, November 28th

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