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Tampa Bay Lightning Host Washington Capitals in NHL Betting Action

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Washington Capitals invade Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Washington Capitals before puck drop in this match found them as 104 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 0.2-0. 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 try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-7-2 this season, while the Lightning are 13-11-1. Washington is 9-9-4 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 11-10-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Washington injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Capitals sit at a No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 23.33% while the Capitals defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Islanders on December 01. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +206 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 14 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Buffalo, Monday, December 5th
Tampa Bay at Carolina, Sunday, December 4th