Blue Jackets vs Lightning Picks and Prediction – 4/9/2024

By: Garrett Beaverson |

Last Updated: 04/08/2024 at 10:52 PM ET

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning 04/09/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/9/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: TB -300 ; O/U 6.5

In an electrifying matchup that's sure to capture the attention of hockey fans everywhere, the Columbus Blue Jackets are set to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. This game is a showcase of contrasting styles and stories, with both teams eager to prove their mettle as the season marches toward its climax. Get in on all the action with our free NHL picks.

The Columbus Blue Jackets (26-40-12) enter this contest with a chip on their shoulder, determined to upset the odds. Known for their gritty, determined play, the Blue Jackets have a habit of making life difficult for more fancied opponents. Columbus has developed a reputation for being a hard-working, resilient team that prides itself on a strong defensive structure and opportunistic scoring. Players like Boone Jenner (22 goals), with his knack for scoring crucial goals, are central to Columbus's plans to take down the Lightning.

Facing them, the Tampa Bay Lightning (43-27-7) bring a pedigree of success, having been one of the NHL's dominant teams over the past few years. With star power in the likes of Nikita Kucherov (136 PTS), the Lightning's game is built around speed, skill, and precision. Their ability to control the game's pace, combined with lethal power-play efficiency, makes them a formidable opponent for any team. The Lightning's depth players also consistently contribute, underscoring the team's balanced attack and making them tough to beat on any given night.

Our Free NHL Pick for Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets

The Tampa Bay Lightning should run right through Columbus at home. However, the huge price tag is just something we cannot get to in an NHL regular season game. What is a good look is Columbus to not score, which will help keep the Under in tact for this game. Take the Under. Prediction: Tampa Bay wins 4-1.

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