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NHL HOCKEY

Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The division rival Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at +117 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Lightning were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 6-5-1 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 5 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Montreal are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Washington:
Team record: 4-8-1 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games
is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Next up:
Washington at NY Rangers, Sunday, February 17
Tampa Bay at Florida, Saturday, February 16