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Blue Jackets visit Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL clash

Columbus Blue JacketsTampa Bay Lightning
Jan 24, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

13-29-6TEAM RECORD20-23-4

Columbus pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Lightning bats in hockey action at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning bring a 20-23-4 record to the battle against the 13-29-6 Blue Jackets. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 30-16-1 so far and the Blue Jackets go 22-25-1.

View Columbus vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Lightning as -180 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Lightning and the No. 29-ranked Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13.3% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 76.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Predators on January 23. Bettors who backed the Predators at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They won as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus' last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Columbus
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next up:
Columbus at San Jose, Tuesday, January 31
Tampa Bay home to Washington, Tuesday, January 31