NHL Matchups  >>  Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Preview 04/07/2013

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Verizon Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 147-moneyline favorites versus the Lightning, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Islanders on April 6. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Washington:
Team record: 19-17-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 16-19-2 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington

When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5


NEXT UP:
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Tuesday, April 9
Washington at Montreal, Tuesday, April 9