Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds & Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning odds

The Tampa Bay Lightning (59-14-4) meet the Washington Capitals () at the Amalie Arena on Saturday evening in a game between this season’s Presidents’ Trophy winners and bookies favourites for the Stanley Cup and the current Stanley Cup champions.

The Lightning were last in action on Monday evening, when they defeated the Boston Bruins 5-4 on home-ice, despite going into the 3rd Period 4-2 behind.

The Lightning are currently averaging 3.88 Goals per Game, which puts them 1st in the overall NHL standings. They are allowing 2.64 Goals per Game at present (5th overall). On an individual basis, Brayden Point has contributed 40 goals for the Lightning, while Nikita Kucherov has provided 83 assists.

While the Lightning have the majority of the week to rest, the Capitals face two games against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday and Thursday evening prior to this matchup, the first being on home-ice, the second on the road. Before that, their last result was a 3-1 win on home-ice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

The Caps are averaging 3.37 Goals per Game (5th overall) and defensively they are allowing 3.07 Goals per Game (20th). Alex Ovechkin leads the way with 48 goals for the Caps, while John Carlson has 53 assists to his name.

The NHL betting predictions on this game will obviously take into account the incredible results of the Lightning this season and with home-ice advantage and a lengthy rest period between games compared to the Caps, they have to be the tips on the Money Line odds here.

Pick: Money Line – Tampa Bay Lightning

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