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Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview


Tampa Bay Lightning

Washington Capitals
17-10-2 December 10, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 16-12-2



Hockey bettors look for value at Verizon Center on Tuesday as host Washington battles the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey odds action.

The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 17-10-2 this season, while the Capitals are 16-12-2. Tampa Bay is 11-16-2 on the totals; Washington is 13-17.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before puck drop in this match found them as 124-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 23-rated Lightning taking on the No. 17-rated Capitals in this contest.

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The Lightning were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +155 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 6-ranked offense (3.07 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 22.81% rate while the Lightning have a 85.15% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Capitals trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 16 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 5 games
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Thursday, December 12th
Washington at Florida, Friday, December 13th

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