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(10-5-3) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (13-7-1)
Date: Friday November, 25
Time: 7:30 PM (EST)
Venue: Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets will be on the road in Tampa, Florida to faceoff against the Lightning at the Amalie Arena on Friday night.
The Blue Jackets will be looking to end a two game skid after falling short against the Calgary Flames 0-2 on Wednesday.
The Lightning have been hot winning four of their previous five, most recently a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets dropped their second straight game 2-0 at home against Calgary on Wednesday night. Columbus outshot the Flames 34-20, but they weren’t able to put the puck in the back of the net.
They also were able to win the faceoff battle 25-23, but it wasn’t enough to come up with the win. Nick Foligno currently leads the Jackets with seven goals this season.
Sergei Bobrousky should be in the net for Columbus.
He has a record of 10-5 to go with a 2.18 GAA and a .929 save percentage.
The Blue Jackets have been able to light up the lantern this season and are currently averaging 3.1 goals per game, good for third in the NHL.
Columbus is converting on 28.6 of their power play opportunities which is currently the best the league has to offer.
They have also been stingy on defense, giving up an average of 2.3 goals a night which is currently sixth.
They have been just above the NHL average with a 83.4 penalty kill percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have been hot as of late, winning four of their previous five game. The one loss came on the road against the Predators on last Monday.
They were on the ice Wednesday and beat the Philadelphia Flyers for the second time in less than a week, this time by the count of 4-2.
Vasilevskiy was in the net for Tampa Bay and managed to come up with 29 saves, giving him a GAA of 1.50 and a save percentage of .951 on the year.
The Lightning are also averaging 3.1 goals per game coming in at third in the league on the power play with a 24.4 conversion percentage.
They give up an average of 2.4 goals a night which is good for eighth in the NHL. They have been tough to score against when skating a man down, only giving up a goal 14.5 percent of the time.
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- Columbus is 2-4 in their previous 6 on the road.
- Tampa Bay is 5-1 in previous 6 games.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Prediction
The Blue Jackets and Lightning come into this one, matched up close when it come to stats with each team averaging 3.1 goals a night and Columbus having a .1 percent advantage on goals against.
Both teams are very efficient on the power play while Tampa Bay is stronger on the penalty kill.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -150
Tampa Bay has not only had the hot hand as of late, they are also very difficult to beat on their home ice.
I am going to give them the advantage on this one but I don’t think I would have went the same way if the game were being played up north.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Columbus 2, Tampa Bay 3
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