Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3-30-2023

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3/30/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3/30/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Washington Capitals will swing on the East Coast heading to Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL Inter-Division competition on Thursday night.


Washington at 34-32-9 overall with 77 points and a 17-18-3 home record enters the inter-division competition after losing five of the last six contests played for the season.


The Capitals lost two games in a row including the recent 1-2 loss to the New York Islanders in a shootout competition last night.


GK Darcy Kuemper earned the loss for Washington by recording a save percentage of .900 after allowing four goals on 40 shots tried at him in less than 59 minutes on the ice.


Center Dylan Strome scored one goal with one assist in just 17 minutes of play in the losing effort.   


On the offense, the Washington Capitals recorded an average of 3.16 goals on 31.5 shots made per outing but on defense, the Capitals struggled in giving away an average of 3.08 goals per game this season. 


Alex Ovechkin led the offense with 72 points while adding a team-high 42 goals on 285 total shots. Evgeny Kuznetsov is the Capitals’ top setter with 41 assists.    


The totals went OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 9 matches while the Capitals are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 outings played.


Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 contests played versus Tampa Bay while the totals went OVER in 5 of the Capitals’ last 6 road games.


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Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Predictions 3/30/2023


The Tampa Bay Lightning are on their way back home looking for their second straight win with a victory over the visiting Washington Capitals on Thursday.


Tampa Bay at 43-26-6 with 92 points is just six points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs in second place in the Atlantic Division with a home record of 25-7-5 this season.


The Lightning snapped a four-game losing streak with a shutout win against the Carolina Hurricanes at 4-0 in the recent road match on Tuesday.


GK Andrei Vasilevskiy was great at the pipes stopping all 31 shots fired against him resulting in their shutout victory over the Hurricanes.


Brayden Point led the offense for Tampa Bay with two goals scored and one assist while Steven Stamkos had a goal and dished out two assists in the win.    


Tampa Bay is one of the best offensive teams in the league at 3.39 goals on 31.9 shots per match while their defense is also good surrendering only 3.0 goals per contest.


Nikita Kucherov led the Lightning with a total of 104 goals scored while dishing a team-high 76 assists. Brayden Point is the leading goal scorer for Tampa Bay with 47 goals on 213 shots this season.  


The totals went OVER in 5 of the Lightning’s last 7 home matches. Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games.


The totals went OVER in 4 of the Lightning’s last 6 contests at home versus Washington. The Lightning is 2-4 SU in its last 6 outings with a rival in the Eastern Conference.


Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning. The NHL Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -200.


In spite of having a difficult time in this match-up, the Lightning is still the better team here and it will be watched from the first toss of the puck up to the last sound of the buzzer.


Tampa Bay will dominate this game with a home-ice advantage and crowd support on their side. The prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning will win 4-1.  


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Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3/30/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL


Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Lightning -200


NHL Totals: 6.0


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