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Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Odds Report

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Washington Capitals on Saturday, with the host Lightning trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Capitals were listed as 109 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3-2.8 result in favor of the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 19-6-2 this season, while the Lightning are 14-12-3. Washington is 9-13-5 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 8-16-5 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Washington injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 7-ranked Washington Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 24-ranked offense (2.41 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.26 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 17.02% rate while the Capitals have a 84% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Capitals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Senators. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Monday, December 14th
Tampa Bay at Columbus, Monday, December 14th