Lightning vs Capitals 2019 NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick

Lightning vs Capitals 2019 NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on November 28, 2019

Tampa Bay heads to the nation’s capital on Friday to take on Washington. The Lightning has yet to show the form they had last season. Will their form improve on June 29? Or, will the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals beat the Lightning? Check out the NHL odds, an analysis and a free pick for Lighting vs Capitals!

Lightning vs Capitals 2019 NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick

  • When: Friday, June 29 at 5:00 pm ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
  • TV: ESPN+
  • NHL Odds: Capitals -128

Why the Tampa Bay Lightning are a good bet to win +103?

Tampa Bay dominated last season. Although they haven’t dominated this season, they have picked it up in their last few games. Tampa Bay beat Chicago on Nov. 21. They got the win against Anaheim on Nov. 23. On Nov. 25, they beat Buffalo 5-2. They lost to St. Louis in their last but they only lost 4-3. Tampa has heated up. They can stay hot against the Caps on Friday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.7
  • Shots For: 31.8
  • Power Plays: 31.9%
  • Face-Offs: 51.4%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.3
  • Shots Against: 33.6
  • Penalty Kills: 80.3%
  • Shutouts: 0

Why the Washington Capitals are a good bet to win -128?

Washington has a 5-point lead over the New York Islanders in the deep Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are 17-4-3-2. They’ve got 39 points while NYI has 34. Washington always has success against certain teams. Although Tampa isn’t one of those teams, this season’s version is different than last season’s version. The Caps beat Florida in their last. They can keep it going versus Tampa Bay.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.5
  • Shots For: 31.8
  • Power Plays: 23.8%
  • Face-Offs: 50.5%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 31.4
  • Penalty Kills: 83.1%
  • Shutouts: 0

NHL Betting Trends for Lightning vs Capitals

  • Over is 6 out of the last 8 Lightning games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
  • Lightning are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an Eastern Conference opponent
  • Capitals are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in their last 6 home games versus Tampa Bay
  • Over is 15 out of the last 20 Capitals games

Lightning vs Capitals NHL Betting Analysis

The Capitals destroyed the Lightning 6-3 in the last matchup. Washington does seem capable of beating Tampa Bay again. The odds on Tampa are overlaid, though. The Lightning has won 6-of-9.

Not only have they won 6-of-9 but a key trend exists in this game. Tampa is 5-1 SU in the last 6 matches in D.C. That makes Tampa Bay the team to back in what should be a close game. Don’t let the Capitals’ record fool you. They have 6 total losses and 17 wins. They also have lost 2-of-3. Tampa offers excellent odds to upset the Caps on Friday.

NHL Free Pick:  Tampa Bay Lightning +103

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