The Capitals have dominated the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals against the Lightning to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Now, Tampa will attempt to return the favor Tuesday in the 2018 NHL playoffs when it visits Washington for Game 3 (8 p.m. ET).
The Capitals are short -120 sportsbook favorites (bet $120 to win $100), with the over-under for total goals scored set at six.
For optimal analysis of this Stanley Cup playoff game, look no further than SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh. The co-founder of AccuScore specializes in sports simulations, statistical analytics and projections. This formula has led Oh to consistent success for SportsLine, and he has been on an impressive run in the 2018 NHL playoffs.
Oh is on an astounding 22-7 run on money-line picks for a profit of $1,635 returned to $100 bettors. Oh has now crunched the numbers and generated a strong election for Game 3.
Oh knows Washington has used an early offensive burst to take command in each of the first two meetings. Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and assist in Game 1 as the Capitals won 4-2 after building a 4-0 lead midway through the second period.
Source : https://wdef.com/2018/05/15/lightning-vs-capitals-odds-game-3-data-scientist-whos-22-7-releases-2018-nhl-playoffs-picks/