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Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Washington was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +129 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 38-36-8 SU, ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games

When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Washington:
Team record: 42-32-8 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay

When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

Next up:
Washington home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 22
Tampa Bay at NY Islanders, Monday, January 21