Capitals at Lightning 5/23/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals
Date & Time: 5/24/2018, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: TB -145 O/U 5.5
TV Channel: NBCSN

On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals will visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of their NHL Eastern Conference Finals best of seven series with the winner moving on to play in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Washington tied the series at 3-3 on Monday night with a 3-0 win at home. Washington came out physical in Game 6 hitting anything that moved as they were determined to finish checks as much as they could. T.J. Oshie scored twice for the Caps; on a power play and into an empty net. The bruising and battering style the Caps played with kept the team alive for Game 7. Perennial high scorer Alex Ovechkin led the grueling charge in Game 6 throwing his body into anyone wearing a Tampa Bay uniform, with hits ending in favor of Washington 39-19.
This postseason, Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the Capitals in goals with 11, assists with 12 and points with 23. Braden Holtby in 17 appearances in net for the Capitals this postseason is 11-6 with a goal’s against of 2.16 and a save percentage of .919. During the regular season, Washington was 9th in goals scored per game at 3.1, 16th in goals against per game at 2.9, 7th in power play percentage at 22.5, and 15th in penalty kill percentage at 80.3.

During the postseason, Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay in goals scored with seven, in assists with 10 and in points with 17. Andrei Vasilevskiy in 16 playoff games in net for Tampa Bay is 11-5 with a goals against of 2.55 and a save percentage of .920. During the regular season, Tampa Bay was 1st in goals scored at 3.5, 13th in goals against at 2.9, 3rd in power play percentage at 23.9, and 27th in penalty kill percentage at 76.1.

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Betting Trends

Washington is 14-3 in its last 17 games on the road

The UNDER has cashed 2 of the last 4 Capitals games overall with two PUSHES

Tampa Bay is 37-15 in its last 52 home games

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the last 7 Lightning games following a loss by 3 goals or more

The road team (Capitals) has won 5 of the last 7 games between the two teams. Washington is coming off a huge home win and will be physical again in Game 7. This should take Tampa Bay out of its up tempo offensive-minded game. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-2.


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