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Tampa Bay Lightning

Columbus Blue Jackets
27-14-4 January 13, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 21-20-4



The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in NHL betting action at Nationwide Arena.

Columbus will face the 27-14-4 Lightning. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 23-18-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lightning are 20-22-3 favoring the OVER.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before puck drop in this match found them as 105-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Blue Jackets sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 7 on the same chart.

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In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Columbus was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Columbus at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.12% rate while the Lightning have a 80.65% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Tampa Bay at New York, Tuesday, January 14th
Columbus home to Washington, Friday, January 17th

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