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Lightning To Strike on the Road in NHL Picks

Tampa Bay hasn’t lost back-to-back games since late February and will look to continue that trend when heading on the road to face a struggling Washington Capitals team looking to secure a playoff spot. The NHL latest lines list the Tampa Bay Lightning as the favorite against the Capitals for the 10th meeting in a row.

Washington snapped a three-game losing streak to Tampa Bay with a 5-3 road win in February. The Capitals have won four of their last six road games against the Lightning.

Lightning To Strike on the Road in NHL Picks
Lightning To Strike on the Road in NHL Picks

The NHL betting lines list the Lightning at +175 to cover the puck line as a 1½-goal favorite with the Capitals at -205 as a 1½-goal underdog.

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, Tampa Bay is 11th at +2200. Washington is well back at +15000.


Lightning vs Capitals Game Information

  • Game: Lightning (44-27-8) vs Capitals (37-31-11)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
  • Lightning vs Capitals Live Stream: NHL.com


Tampa Bay is 13-8 outright and 10-11 against the spread as a road favorite. Washington is 15-9 against the spread and 10-9-5 outright when listed as the road underdog.

Tampa Bay is priced at -140 to win the game outright while the Capitals are +120 in our sportsbook odds.

The Lightning and the Capitals meet on Saturday, April 13, at Capital One Arena in Washington. You can watch the game on Bally Sports Florida, Monumental Sports, or ESPN+ at 8 pm ET.


Lightning vs Capitals Odds and Spreads


  • Just three of the last 10 games between the Lightning and the Capitals have finished over the total.
  • Tampa Bay is 28-18-3 as a favorite.
  • Washington has a 23-37-9 record when listed as the underdog.
  • Just 17 of Tampa Bay’s 40 road games have gone over the total.
  • The total has gone under in six of Tampa Bay’s last nine games.
  • The total went over in five of Tampa Bay’s last six games against Metropolitan Division teams.
  • The total went under in four of Washington’s last five home games.
  • Four of Washington’s last six games versus Atlantic Division teams went under the total.


Lightning vs Capitals Moneyline Pick: Lightning -140

Not only has Washington lost seven of its last eight games but seven of those losses have come by two goals or more while Tampa Bay is 10-3 in its last 13 road games.

The Capitals need to start winning because the Capitals are a point behind Pittsburgh for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and four points in back of the New York Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division. However, it is hard to have much confidence in the Capitals when making NHL picks for April 13.

Forward Anthony Duclair, defenseman Haydn Fleury, and goalie Jonas Johansson are questionable for Tampa Bay, forward Tyler Motte is doubtful while forward Logan Brown and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev are out.

Forward Nicklas Backstrom is out and defenseman Rasmus Sandin is doubtful for Washington.



Lightning vs Capitals Over/Under Pick: Over 6 (-115)

Washington has scored two goals or less in eight straight games. Will that change when facing a Tampa Bay team that has allowed just only one power-play goal over the last four games?

The total went over in 13 in Tampa Bay’s last 20 games played in April. That is something to consider for NHL over/under predictions.



Lightning vs Capitals Prop Pick: Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos 1+ Goals (+160)

Stamkos had scored nine goals in the previous six games before being held scoreless in a shootout loss to Ottawa. Look for Stamkos to light the lamp and record his seventh 40-goal season when making your player prop bets.



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Lightning vs Capitals Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Washington Capitals 2



Questions of the Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Lightning or Capitals?

The Lightning is 41-38 against the spread with the Capitals are 38-41 ATS this season.

What is a good player prop option for the Washington Capitals on April 13?

Alexander Ovechkin hasn’t scored a goal in his last five games against the Lightning. While his goal scoring is down this season, it is still worth considering the +140 odds for Ovechkin to score in this game.

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