Washington Capitals host Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds
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.
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.
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
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Tuesday, April 9
Washington at Montreal, Tuesday, April 9