Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Lightning vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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(5-1-1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (5-1-1)
Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay +110 | Columbus -130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Off
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to bounce back after their first loss of the season as they head into Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have finally been stopped in a way. In their recent game against the New Jersey Devils, Tampa Bay would allow a last second goal and lose in OT.
Tampa Bay held a 4-3 lead going into the 3rd half as the back line was exposed for the first time this season.
They are 2-1 at home this season but have struggled on the road.
Tampa Bay will end their four game road trip in Columbus as they are 2-4 in their last six meetings against the Blue Jackets.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Since there first loss of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Blue Jackets have turned up the volume as they have been unbeaten for almost a week and a half.
In their recent game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Blue Jackets front line opened up in the 2nd half as they scored four unanswered goals.
Columbus is no stranger to Tampa Bay as they have been fierce competitors of recent year.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blue Jackets are 1-8 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games.
- Lightning are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games.
- Lightning are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Prediction:
The Blue Jackets have been hit with their first loss of the season, as it will be tough to regroup against the top Lightning team.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay -1.5
At home, Tampa Bay is 4-2 against Columbus in the past six games.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 3 – Columbus 1
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