Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

by Dirty on March 12, 2010

The fans at Verizon Center will be treated to a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals when they take their seats on Friday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 330-moneyline favorites versus the Lightning, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

The Lightning were toppled 4-3 by the Maple Leafs in overtime on Thursday, as +125 underdogs. That game’s seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Steven Stamkos, Kurtis Foster, and Steve Downie answered for the Lightning.

The Capitals defeated Carolina 4-3 in overtime as a -280 favorite on Wednesday. The seven goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (6.5).

Tomas Fleischmann netted the game-winning goal in overtime for Washington and Mike Green scored a pair of goals in the win.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 27-27-12
Washington: 45-13-9

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing Washington
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Washington is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Washington is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 14
Washington at Chicago, Sunday, March 14

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