Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Tips and Predictions

by | Apr 5, 2022

Lightning vs. Capitals Betting Picks & Predictions

Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals are coming off a defeat, heading into their meeting at Capital One Arena on Wednesday at 7:30 PM ET. Lightning (-139) at Capitals (+115) has a clear favorite, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Lightning vs. Capitals betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Lightning vs. Capitals Betting Line

Lightning vs Capitals Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Lightning -139 Capitals +115

Lightning vs. Capitals Game Info

  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Computer Predictions for Lightning vs. Capitals

Computer picks for Lightning vs Capitals
Score Prediction
Capitals 4 Lightning 3

Lightning vs. Capitals Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay has gone 41-18 as the oddsmakers’ favorite this season.
  • The Lightning have a record of 34-11 this season while playing with their moneyline odds shorter than -139.
  • The moneyline odds say Tampa Bay has a 58.2% chance of winning this game.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders

  • One of Tampa Bay’s top offensives player this season is Steven Stamkos, who has 78 points (32 goals, 46 assists) and plays an average of 18:37 per game.
  • Victor Hedman is contributing with 67 points (19 goals, 48 assists).
  • Brayden Point has scored 27 goals and added 27 assists through 55 games for Tampa Bay.
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy has a record of 35-15-4. He has allowed 132 goals (2.43 goals against average) and racked up 1464 saves.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats

  • The Lightning net the 10th-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.3 per game for a total of 228 this season.
  • The Lightning have conceded the eighth-fewest goals in NHL play this season, 193 (2.8 per game).
  • The team’s goal differential is ninth-best in the league at +35.
  • The Lightning’s 47 power-play goals they’ve recorded this season (on 214 power-play chances) are the 10th-most in the NHL.
  • The Lightning’s 22% power-play conversion rate this season ranks 12th in the NHL.
  • The Lightning’s offense has capitalized with six shorthanded goals this season (12th among all squads).
  • The Lightning’s 82.6% penalty-kill success rate is currently eighth-best in the league.
  • The Lightning win 50.2% of their faceoffs (16th in the league).
  • The Lightning shoot 10.8% as a team, ranked sixth-best in the league.
  • The Lightning average 25.9 hits and 12.5 blocked shots per game.
  • Capitals vs. Lightning Betting Trends

  • The Capitals have been the underdog 21 times this season, and upset their opponent in 10, or 47.6%, of those games.
  • Washington is 4-5 when it is the underdog by +115 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this contest implies a 46.5% chance for the Capitals to win.
  • Washington Capitals Leaders

  • Washington’s Alex Ovechkin has collected 38 assists and 42 goals in 67 games, good for 80 points.
  • Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov has racked up 66 total points (1.0 per game), with 22 goals and 44 assists.
  • John Carlson has 11 goals and 44 assists for Tampa Bay.
  • Washington’s Vitek Vanecek is 17-11-5 this season, collecting 881 saves and giving up 86 goals (2.6 goals against average) with a .911 save percentage (21st in the league).
  • Washington Capitals Season Stats

  • The Capitals’ 221 total goals (3.2 per game) rank 13th in the NHL.
  • The Capitals have given up 200 total goals (2.9 per game) to rank 12th.
  • They have a +21 goal differential, which ranks 13th in the league.
  • The Capitals have scored 39 power-play goals this season (19th in the NHL) on 206 power-play chances.
  • The Capitals have an 18.9% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 22 percentage.
  • The Capitals have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (ninth among NHL teams).
  • The Capitals’ 10th-best penalty kill rate is 81.1%.
  • The Capitals have the 28th-ranked faceoff win percentage in the NHL (47.2%).
  • The Capitals’ collective 10.3% shooting percentage ranks ninth in the league.
  • The Capitals have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 24.4 hits and 13.8 blocked shots per game.
  • Lightning and Capitals Injury Report

    Lightning: Ryan McDonagh: Out (Upper-body)

    Capitals: Carl Hagelin: Out (Eye)

    Betting Tips for Lightning vs. Capitals

    The Capitals on the moneyline (115) is our best bet after taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will finish under the total of goals, with the Capitals (+) covering the spread.

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