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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Game 6, Odds and Analysis

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Odds Game 6

The NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals continue this NHL sports betting evening with Game 6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals series. Heading into this evening’s matchup, Tampa Bay has built up a wining lead. Can the Lightning get to the next round tonight, or will we see a rebound from Washington? Let’s check on tonight’s teaser sports betting odds to find out.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Monday, May 21st  

Series: Game 6 || Lightning leads 3-2

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC


Stream: NBC Extra, NBA League Pass

NHL Sports Betting Odds:

Lightning +1½ (-260) 6 (+110) +105
Capitals -1½ (+220) 6 (-130) -125
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Tampa Bay Lightning   

The Tampa Bay Lightning can clinch the series with a win this evening. Luckily for Tampa Bay, they enter this matchup riding a 3-game winning streak. While that’s an eye-catching achievement, the Lightning haven’t been blowing out the Capitals. Although Tampa Bay took Game 3 4-2, they ended up winning Game 5 3-2. Now, heading into Game 6, there’s really no guarantee the Lightning will seal the deal this evening. Monday night’s NHL sports betting odds make this perfectly clear. It would be better for Tampa Bay to clinch the series this evening than to play a Game 7. And that’s accounting for the fact that Game 7 would be played in Florida.

Players to Watch: Nikita Kucherov (7 G, 10 A, 17 PTS), Brayden Point (7 G, 9 A, 16 PTS), and Steven Stamkos (7 G, 9 A, 16 PTS).

Washington Capitals  

The Capitals are playing to stay alive this evening. That type of motivation can help a team achieve a level of play they are normally unable to reach. We know the Caps can beat up on the Lightning. After all, we saw Washington do just that through the first two games of the series. Additionally, Game 2’s 6-2 deficit is not to be forgotten. But in the end, the Capitals have been unable to duplicate that success since Game 2. With a couple days rest before this evening’s matchup, Washington might be able to deliver a resurgence. But there’s an emphasis on that might.

Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (11 G, 11 A, 22 PTS), Alex Ovechkin (11 G, 10 A, 21 PTS), and John Carlson (3 G, 12 A, 15 PTS).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions


  • Tampa Bay is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Washington
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
  • Washington is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Betting Picks

So which team should sportsbook players favor in this Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals matchup? No doubt this matchup is hard to pick. However, judging by the momentum they bring into this road matchup, it’s probably better to stick with Tampa Bay. The Lightning have already beaten Washington on the road twice. What’s stopping them from sealing the deal tonight? Not much. Sign up today to get in on this easy NHL prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-0 Tampa Bay. The Lightning eliminate Washington on the road.