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Washington Capitals host Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action

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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds

16-19-2TEAM RECORD19-17-2

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

Washington battles the Lightning, currently with a 16-19-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-19-3 for the Capitals and 19-14-4 for the Lightning.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -147 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 13 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 7-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 25.6% rate while the Lightning have a 82.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Islanders on April 6. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Lightning at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Tampa Bay is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Tuesday, April 9
Washington at Montreal, Tuesday, April 9