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Columbus Blue Jackets Home to Lightning in NHL Betting Odds Action

Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Columbus Blue Jackets as 124 moneyline underdogs 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.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 2.8-2.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sport a record of 11-17-3. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 14-13-3. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 12-16-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 8-17-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 21 (Tampa Bay Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 26-ranked offense (2.39 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.27 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 18.37% rate while the Lightning have a 78.02% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -131 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Columbus's last 13 games
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Toronto, Tuesday, December 15th
Columbus at Dallas, Tuesday, December 15th