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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Columbus Blue Jackets


Tampa Bay Lightning
Friday, April 11, 2014 7:30 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Columbus Blue Jackets dueling the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets in this one, they Blue Jackets listed earlier today as underdogs of 111 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

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Computer Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-3 victory for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning sport a record of 44-27-9 heading into this matchup, while the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at 42-31-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-37-3 for the Lightning and 39-37-4 for the Blue Jackets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Columbus injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the No. 8 (Columbus Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 8-ranked offense (2.95 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.64 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.42% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.05% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Stars on April 9. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -111 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Florida, Saturday, April 12th
Tampa Bay at Washington, Sunday, April 13th