Washington Capitals (46-24-8) at Tampa Bay Lightning (59-14-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 30, 2019 (Amalie Arena)
Line and Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -195, Washington Capitals +155 Over/Under 6.0
NHL Scores Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
The Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in NHL action tonight at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. They will both go there as possible Stanley Cup contenders, with there existing a possibility they could even meet in the playoffs. The Washington Capitals want to build on their 3-game winning streak after winning 3-2 over the Carolina Hurricanes in their last venture. They will have to face the division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, who are rested after a wild 5-4 victory over Boston on Monday. It should be a fun game to watch and wager on.
In their game against the Hurricanes, the scoring was opened up by Carolina with a goal at just 4:31 into the game. They saw a tie score after Brett Connolly from the Caps was able to tie it just 42 seconds after that score. Moreover, in the 2nd frame, Carolina would take the lead again with a score. Finally, the Capitals Jakub Vrana and Nic Dowd would both score to put the Capitals up for good 3-2.
When the Lightning had their 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins, they were bolstered by the play of Steven Stamkos with a goal early in the first period. Boston would tie the game just under two minutes later, and the Stamkos would raise the roof with another score to make it 2-1 for the Lightning. However, Boston would score 3 unanswered goals in the second for a 4-2 score. Although all looked lost for the Lightning, the trio of Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and Anthony Cirelli would respond with three goals of their own to give the Lightning a 5-4 score.
Washington Capitals Trends
Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends
Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
NHL Fanduel Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals
It’s definitely tempting to take the Capitals in this game simply because they have been playing really well lately. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been really nasty to their opponents this whole entire year, and they are even making a case for possibly having the best record of all time this year. The price is awfully high, but I just don’t see the Lightning losing this game.