Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Lightning vs Capitals NHL Odds
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(12-8-2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals (17-4-5)
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -135 Tampa +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Capitals -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Washington Capitals found a way to earn a victory last time out despite getting outshot 40-20 and seek a sharper performance with the same result Friday when the Tampa Bay Lightning pay a visit.
The Lightning, who took two of three from the Capitals last season after losing to them in Game 7 of the 2018 Eastern Conference final, saw their season high-matching three-game winning streak come to an end Wednesday with a 4-3 loss to St. Louis.
This should be a great game between two of the league’s most talented teams. I am excited to see the battle of two of the top Russians in the game, Nikita Kucherov, and Alexander Ovechkin.
Keep reading to find out which prediction we are liking the most.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos (seven goals, 20 points) missed the last three games with a lower-body injury, but took the morning skate Wednesday and could return either against the Capitals or at home versus Carolina on Saturday.
Stamkos return would be huge for an offensive that is slowly starting to come alive with strong recent performances out of Kucherov, Point, Gourde, and Palat (to name a few).
Stamkos would also be a big return to a thriving powerplay. The Lightning are third in the league on the power play (31.9 percent) after going 6-for-15 in the past four contests. But would the addition of Stamkos change what’s working?
In goal for the Lightning should be Andrei Vasilevski. His stats on the season are: 9-7-0 W-L | 2.9 GAA | 0.908 SV% | 0 SO
The Capitals managed two goals combined in a pair of losses before scoring four times and getting 37 saves from Braden Holtby to hold on for a 4-3 victory over Florida on Wednesday, remaining tied for the league lead in points (39).
John Carlson (98 career goals) has been kept off the scoresheet in consecutive games for only the second time this season but leads the team and all defensemen in the league with 36 points.
Reliable goal scorer Alex Ovechkin is always a threat. If you’re a milestone watcher, Alex Ovechkin needs two points to tie Peter Stastny (1,239) for 38th in NHL history.
In goal for the Capitals should be Braden Holtby. His stats on the season are: 12-2-4 W-L | 2.86 GAA | 0.909 SV% | 0 SO
NHL Betting Trends:
- Lightning are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog.
- Lightning are 40-15 in their last 55 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Lightning are 41-20 in their last 61 road games.
- Lightning are 39-18 in their last 57 vs. Metropolitan.
- Over is 5-1 in Lightning last 6 games as an underdog.
- Over is 7-1 in Capitals last 8 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
I think this might be the game I am most excited for on the 29th. Personally I think the best bet here is the over. There is just too much offensive talent on both sides.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
NHL Free Prediction: Tampa Bay 4 – Washington 3
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