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Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Washington Capitals arrive at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one found them earlier as 118 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.0-2.6 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.

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Lightning sit at 34-27-9 on the season; in comparison, the Washington Capitals are currently 45-17-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 30-33-7 OU, and Washington is 31-25-14 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 12 and the Washington Capitals at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.73 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.23 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 21.81% while the Capitals defense kills off 84.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Predators on March 16. Bettors who backed the Predators at +162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Lightning were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Calgary, Tuesday, March 21st
Tampa Bay home to Arizona, Tuesday, March 21st