Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Lightning vs Capitals NHL Odds
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(0-2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals (2-0)
Date: Tuesday, May 15h
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Captial One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -120, Tampa Bay +100
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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It’s game three of the Eastern Conference Finals with a big game taking place at Capital One Arena. The Washington Capitals will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one.
The Capitals have won the first two games played between the two teams in shocking fashion.
Tampa Bay Lightning
It has been a really nice season so far this year and they were the favorites to come out of the East to make the Stanley Cup Finals, but now they really have their hands full trying to get this series back while they are already down 2-0.
In the first couple of games the defense has really struggled, and that is going to need to change in this game if they want any chance to come out ahead.
The Lighting have given up ten goals in the two games, and that is way too many. The offense also needs to pick it up, but if the defense continues to struggle it won’t matter.
They need to get out to a fast start, and try and get the offense going early. If they can do that is the only shot they have to win this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Washington Capitals who have finally made it over the hump to the Eastern Conference Finals, but now their sets are higher.
In the first two games they have looked like the more confident team, and that has led to two straight losses and will look to make it three on Tuesday night.
The thing for the Capitals is they can’t get too confident after the first two games, as the Lighting are a team that can turn it on anytime.
The Lightning are a good offensive team, and the Capitals need to play good defense, or they could let the Lightning right back into this series.
To win this game they need to be the team that gets out to a fast start. If they start out slow in this game it will spell trouble.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1-1 in TB last 9 games as an underdog.
- Over is 5-1-2 in TB last 8 Conference Finals games.
- TB are 8-2 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- WAS are 22-7 in their last 29 overall.
- WAS are 71-23 in their last 94 vs. Atlantic.
- Over is 6-2 in WAS last 8 home games.
- Over is 20-7-2 in the last 29 meetings.
- Home team is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
The Lightning isn’t going to go down easy in this series, and I think they will get right back into this series in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Lightning ML
They will get out to a fast start, and that will lead to a victory.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Lightning 5 – Capitals 3
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