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Tampa Bay Lightning

Columbus Blue Jackets
16-9-1 December 03, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 10-14-3



The Blue Jackets get a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Blue Jackets sport a record of 10-14-3 heading into this matchup, while the Lightning sit at 16-9-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-12-3 for the Blue Jackets and 11-13-2 for the Lightning.

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

If you're going with the Blue Jackets in this one, they were listed as moneyline of -105 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Blue Jackets, most recently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Lightning, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

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The Lightning were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -224 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 22-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 20.43% rate while the Lightning have a 84.78% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Columbus is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay


Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Thursday, December 5th
Columbus home to Minnesota, Friday, December 6th

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