Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Lightning NHL Odds
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(3-3) Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (3-3)
Date: Wednesday, May 23rd
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning -145, Capitals +135
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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It’ the most exciting game in sports, game seven on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. The Washington Capitals make the trip to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning.
Both of these teams have won three games in this series, and it all comes down to this.
The Washington Capitals have finally gotten the monkey off their back reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, but they can’t be satisfied with that.
They looked dead and out going into game six having lost three straight games, and it seemed like they had no momentum going their way.
In Game six though it was a different story. They locked down in the defensive and that led to an easy victory. The offense actually struggled until later in the game but they were still able to score three goals.
In this game it’s going to need to be the defense the steps up. They need to find a way to slow down the Lightning again if they want any chance in this game.
If the defense struggles, they will have zero chance in this game, but if the defense is good they have a great chance to win this game.
Tampa Bay Lightning
On the other side of this matchup is the Tampa Bay Lightning who have all the pressure on them as they don’t want to lose two straight to be eliminated from the playoffs.
The offense has never been an issue for them this postseason until Game Six, and that is very concerning for their chances to win this game.
For the Lightning, their strength is scoring and that needs to be the case again in this game. They need to get out to the fast start and run up the score.
If they can get a few early goals they can get the Capitals on their heels and probably have a chance to win this game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- WAS are 14-3 in their last 17 road games.
- WAS are 7-2 in their last 9 games as an underdog.
- WAS are 72-26 in their last 98 vs. Atlantic.
- TB are 37-15 in their last 52 home games.
- TB are 61-27 in their last 88 games as a favorite.
- TB are 15-7 in their last 22 vs. Metropolitan.
Free Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction:
I think the Lightning game six loss was their chance to win this series, and they blew their chance.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Capitals ML
The Capitals will get an early goal, and that will be enough.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Capitals 4 – Lightning 2
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