Capitals vs. Lightning NHL Free Pick

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TAMPA, FL (ATS Consultants) – The Capitals are looking for their third win in a row when they take on the Lightning, who beat Winnipeg on Saturday at home, Tampa Bay hosts Washington on Monday at 7:05pmET.

ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed Washington as –135 money line favorites over Tampa Bay, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Washington enters play with a 40-31-8 record and is 38-37 OVER while Tampa Bay is 36-35-7 overall and 49-28 OVER.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Caps opened as –130 money line favorites and has jumped to -135, while the total has remained at 5.5.

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PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 70% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Capitals. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the OVER. According to latest NHL trends, Washington is 7-1 OVER L8 Monday games and 5-1-1 OVER L7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Tampa Bay is 37-18 Over last 55 overall, 43-21-2 OVER L66 home games, 22-8-1 OVER last 31 vs. Southeast and 5-2 OVER last 7 meetings vs. Caps. Tampa Bay has struggled this year because their defense hasn't been up to par. They are facing a very hungry Washington team who desperately needs a win to get the last playoff spot in the East. Top center Nicklas Backstrum played the previous game after not having played since January due to a concussion. Washington's goaltender Michael Neuvirth is starting due to injuries and is not an elite goalie. Expect a lot of goals in this game.

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