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Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds and Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning battle the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday in NHL betting odds action at Amalie Arena.

A 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Blue Jackets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning currently sport a record of 20-19-4. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 28-8-4. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 22-16-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 15-21-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 20 and the Columbus Blue Jackets sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.84 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.25 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 23.75% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.3% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Hurricanes on January 10. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Florida, Saturday, January 14th
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Monday, January 16th