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Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Odds Report

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Columbus Blue Jackets arrive at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.4 win 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay will face the 10-5-3 Blue Jackets. In totals betting, the Lightning are 8-10-3 in over under betting so far this season while the Columbus Blue Jackets are 5-12-1. 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. 6 and the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 3-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 24.1% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.35% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Flames on November 23. Bettors who backed the Flames at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) 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 -164 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Columbus's last 17 games
  • Columbus is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Florida, Saturday, November 26th
Tampa Bay at Boston, Sunday, November 27th