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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Game 4 Betting Preview, Odds & Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The online hockey betting Eastern Conference Finals continue this Thursday night with Game 4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals series. Heading into Game 4, Washington has built up a 2-1 lead over Tampa Bay. Will the Capitals build on that lead, or will the Lightning tie things up this evening? Let’s take a look at Thursday’s sportsbook betting odds to get a better idea.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Thursday, May 17th  

Series: Game 4 || Capitals Lead 2-1

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra

Online Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Lightning +1½ (-285) 6 (-115) EV
Capitals -1½ (+243) 6 (-105) -120
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Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning finished the regular season with the NHL’s No. 1 scoring offense. However, that offense didn’t account for much in the first two games of this series. Despite the fact that Games 1 & 2 were played in Tampa Bay, the Lightning lost both those games by a combined 10-4 tally. The Capitals ended the regular season with the NHL’s 9th best scoring offense, but were clearly able to elevate their game in this series. Fortunately for the Lightning, Tampa Bay was able to get the road upset in Game 3. This gives them a little breathing room heading into Game 4.

Players to Watch: Nikita Kucherov (7 G, 9 A, 16 PTS), Steven Stamkos (6 G, 9 A, 15 PTS), and Brayden Point (6 G, 8 A, 14 PTS).

Washington Capitals

Washington was feeling pretty good about their chances in Game 3, considering the club had just won back to back games. Notwithstanding that confidence, Caps came out on the losing end 4-2. And while Thursday’s online hockey betting odds are siding with Washington, the Caps need to prove their home dominance this evening. All in all, Game 3’s loss marked Washington’s 4th loss at home this postseason. This makes it seem like Washington will struggle at home for the rest of this series.

Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (9 G, 11 A, 20 PTS), Alex Ovechkin (10 G, 9 A, 19 PTS), and John Carlson (3 G, 11 A, 14 PTS).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Washington
  • Tampa Bay is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay’s last 23 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 15 of Washington’s last 23 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Betting Picks

So which team should sportsbook betting players favor in tonight’s Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals matchup? All things considered, it’s probably better to stick with Tampa Bay this evening. The Lightning got the job done handily in Game 3 and shouldn’t have too hard of a time duplicating those results this evening. On top of that, the odds on the money line make them an appealing option. Sign up today to get in on this NHL betting action!

Score Prediction: 4-3 Tampa Bay. The Lightning tie the series up on the road.

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