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Lightning face Washington Capitals: NHL odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay LightningWashington Capitals
Jan 13, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds

17-21-4TEAM RECORD22-17-2

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Tampa Bay on Friday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 17-21-4 this season, while the Capitals are 22-17-2. Tampa Bay is 26-15-1 on the totals; Washington is 23-18.

View Tampa Bay vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as +-185 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals - Lightning odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 26.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 19% rate while the Lightning have a 80.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Lightning were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Penguins on January 11. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Lightning at Capitals trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, January 15
Washington home to Carolina, Sunday, January 15

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