Monday's NHL Prediction
TAMPA, FL (TheSpread) – The Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals square off on Monday as two of the best in the NHL collide. Here is my pick for tonight’s game.
Tampa Bay is 37-21-7 on the season and 21-8-4 at home. The Lightning are fifth in the East with 81 points, just a point behind Washington for first in the Southeast Division. Tampa has lost 6 of its last 10.
Washington is 36-20-10 on the year and 17-12-3 on the road. The Capitals are third in the East with 82 points, four behind Philadelphia for the conference lead. The Capitals have won 7 of their last 10.
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Tampa Bay betting odds of -123 for today’s game while Washington has odds of +114. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.
Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7PM ET (View Matchup)
Washington has won 9 of the last 11 games in Tampa and 20 of the last 27 overall meetings with the Lightning. Despite having a solid record at home, my pick is not with Tampa. My pick is Washington as they are on a roll right now and the Lightning have hit a rough patch. I will take the underdog that has been playing better hockey.
NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +114