Capitals vs. Lightning NHL Prediction

Capitals vs. Lightning, 11/1/21 NHL Betting Predictions

The Capitals are off to a 5-0-3-0 start this season but are underdogs to the Lightning at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday night. Will Washington come through for bettors or is Tampa the better play?

Game Snapshot

061 Washington Capitals (+125) at 062 Tampa Bay Lightning (-145); o/u 6

7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, November 1, 2021

Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Washington Capitals DFS Spin

Nicklas Backstrom (hip) will accompany the team on the road this week, but he isn't expected to practice. Coach Peter Laviolette said the plan is for Backstrom to continue to skate on his own and the purpose for coming on the trip is just to be around the team more. Backstrom is eligible to come LTIR ahead of Saturday's match against Philadelphia, but it doesn't seem like he will be ready to play by that time.

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 25 shots during Thursday's 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. The Bolts made life relatively easy for their starting netminder tonight, as they scored three goals by the 10:41 mark of the first period. The 27-year-old has now allowed one goal in back-to-back games. He owns a 4-2-1 record with a 2.53 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in 2021-22. He's still one of the top fantasy options at his position.

Capitals vs. Lightning NHL Prediction

The over is 15-6-1 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams in Tampa, is 3-0-1 in the Lightning’s last four games overall and is 3-0-1 in their last four games when their opponent scored two goals or less in its previous game. On the other side, the over is 10-3-1 in the Capitals’ last 14 games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: CAPITALS/LIGHTNING OVER 6

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