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NHL Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday

Columbus Blue Jackets


Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:30 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

The Tampa Bay Lightning get a visit from the Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL Betting Odds action on Saturday.

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

The Columbus Blue Jackets were listed as 193 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at 5Dimes. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

Computer Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.7 result in favor of the Lightning today. 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 Columbus Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 21-23-3 this season, while the Lightning are 31-15-4. Columbus is 23-23-1 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 28-22 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Columbus injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 15 and the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 17 heading into this contest.

How Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.26 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.15 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.44% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 80.23% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -152 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Lightning were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Columbus is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus's last 7 games
Columbus is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Arizona, Tuesday, February 3rd
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Tuesday, February 3rd