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Lightning vs Capitals Hockey Game Preview

Tampa Bay LightningWashington Capitals
Oct 10, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Odds

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The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in NHL betting action at Verizon Center.

This season the Capitals are 1-0 overall while the Lightning are 1-1. As for the totals, Washington is 1-0 on the OU, and Tampa Bay is 0-1-1.

View Tampa Bay vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-165 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 18 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 2-ranked offense (4 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 40% rate while the Lightning have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Washington was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They won as -200 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Lightning at Capitals trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Washington
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 22 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Islanders, Thursday, October 13
Washington at Pittsburgh, Thursday, October 13