Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Lightning vs Capitals NHL Odds
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(1-2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals (2-1)
Date: Thursday, May 17h
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Captial One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -110, Tampa Bay -110
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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 won the first two games played between the two teams in shocking fashion. In Game 3 the Capitals dropped a game though, using bad defense to lsoe the game.
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.
They had their hands full falling down 2-0 in this series, but in Game 3, it was a whole different story, and that led to a lot of success.
The Lighting have given up ten goals in the two games, and that is way too many, but in Game 3 the offense was spectactular and that led to the success.
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 wins, but in Game 3 it was a different story.
The offense struggled, and the defense was even worse, and that led to a lot of trouble, and now this is almost like a must win game.
After going up 2-0, the last thing they want to happen is for them to go back to Tampa Bay with the series tied 2-2.
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 tie back up the 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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