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Capitals a home-dog for second time this season vs Lightning

The Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at Capital One Arena and will be in tough versus the Bolts. Tampa is 6-1 SU in its last seven games and lead the Eastern Conference standings with 34 points. The Lightning opened as -120 favorites to get the victory in Washington.

  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Capitals' last six games at home.
  • The Lightning are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • Washington is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games vs Tampa.

The Capitals may be starting to turn around their season and regaining home-ice advantage. The Capitals had the best record in the NHL at home last season and are 6-1 SU in their last seven games at Capital One Arena. The Caps are a home dog for the second time this season and opened at +116 to get the W.

The Lightning are continuing their success on the road this season at 7-2 SU and have won five straight away from Amalie Arena.  Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are dominating the league and are one and two in the NHL scoring race with Kucherov leading the league in goals at 17. Despite their winning ways, the Bolts don’t have a great track record recently versus Washington, going 2-7 SU in their last nine games in this matchup.

The total opened at 5.5 and the OVER looks promising for bettors. The total has gone OVER in five of the Lightning' last seven games while the total has gone OVER in 14 of the last 18 games in this matchup. Tampa leads the league in scoring, averaging 3.95 goals per game and they know how to bury the puck on the road as the total has gone OVER in four of their last five road games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Washington Capitals as 104 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.9-1.8 result in favor of the Lightning today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals bring a 12-10-1 record to the battle against the 16-3-2 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 12-11 so far and the Lightning go 13-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 29 (Washington Capitals) and the No. 1 (Tampa Bay Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 18-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.57 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 21.33% rate while the Lightning have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on November 22. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Senators on November 22. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Washington is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games at home
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 25th
Washington at Toronto, Saturday, November 25th