Lightning vs. Capitals Pick

NHL Predictions: Will Kucherov, Lightning skate to win at Capitals? 2/20/18

Are the Tampa Bay Lightning going to take care of business as a road favorite tonight at 7PM ET when they play the Washington Capitals?

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Lightning are a -135 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Capitals are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. Tampa Bay opened as a -120 favorite before the line rose, while the total has gone up from 5.5.

Bet Tonight's NHL Action

As of Tuesday afternoon, 72 percent of public bets have poured in on the visiting Lightning. Online wager info also shows that 72 percent of bets are coming in on the over.

The two meetings have been split this season, with Tampa Bay winning 4-3 in overtime on its home ice and the Capitals returning the favor with a 3-1 victory in their building on Nov. 24. The Capitals are 8-2 in the last 10 meeting, while the over has gone 6-4.

Tampa Bay has struggled as of late with losses in three of its last four contests. The Lightning are 5-5 in their last 10 games, while the over is 8-2. Washington is coming off a four-game road trip in which it went 2-2. The Capitals are 5-5 in their last 10 games and the over has gone 8-2.

In the last 28 meetings in Washington, the Capitals have won 22 of them. That's enough for me to take them as an underdog here. While the Lightning have had a fantastic season, their pace has slowed down as of late. Look for the Capitals to take advantage of Tampa Bay not being in top form. Washington is also 20-8-2-0 at home this season which can't be discounted.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +115

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