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Moneyline Favors the Tampa Bay Lightning in Battle with the Columbus Blue Jackets – Betting Odds and Pick

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -135 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.8 win for the Lightning on Saturday. 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

10-2-2 Tampa Bay battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 9-4-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-6 for the Lightning and 7-6 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. 1 (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the No. 22 (Columbus Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.86 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 28.57% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 84.85% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Rangers on November 02. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at New York, Monday, November 6th
Tampa Bay at San Jose, Wednesday, November 8th