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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