The OVER has gone 8-1 in the last nine games between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning as those Eastern Conference clubs hit the ice together for the second time this season on Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay edged Washington 4-3 as a -135 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in their first meeting of the season on November 1 in an OVER result for totals bettors. The Capitals, though, are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Lightning dating back to 2012.
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -167 moneyline Favorite 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 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 3.9-2.9. 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 Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Capitals will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 12-10-4 this season, while the Lightning are 18-7-3. Washington is 12-13-1 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 16-12 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Washington injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 6-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 4-rated Washington Capitals in this matchup.
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How Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 1-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.73 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 22.68% rate while the Capitals have a 75.32% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Washington was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Devils. They won as -113 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Blue Jackets on December 6. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +230 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay’s last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington home to Columbus, Thursday, December 11th
Tampa Bay home to Carolina, Thursday, December 11th