Tuesday NHL Odds Report

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(The Spread) - What are the big matchups in the NHL on Tuesday night? Read our daily NHL Hockey Opening Lines, Odds & Totals report for January 4 to find out.

In the biggest game of the night, two 23-win teams will square off at the Verizon Center when the Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:00PM ET. The Capitals are 14-4-4 at home this year, while the Lightning are 11-8-3 on the road.

According to current NHL odds and oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, the Capitals are –169 on the moneyline, while the Lightning are +156. The over/under total for this game opened at 6 goals.

Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay in goals with 31, while Martin St. Louis leads the team with 34 assists. Alexander Semin leads Washington with 18 goals on the year, while Alexander Ovechkin has a team-high 28 assists.

The only other game between two teams with a winning record on Tuesday night is the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Phoenix Coyotes. Oddsmakers have installed Phoenix as –140 moneyline favorites, while Columbus is +129 on the line. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last five meetings in Phoenix.

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