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Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 1/21/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds & Info

Game Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Thursday January 21, 2021, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Nationwide Arena Nationwide Arena, Columbus, USA
Latest odds
TB -162 ; O/U 5.5
TV Channel
NBCSN

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for their third consecutive victory on Thursday when visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tampa Bay opened its regular season with 5-1 and 5-2 victories over the Chicago Blackhawks in each of its first two games before having two consecutive games against the Dallas Stars postponed due to covid-19 issues.

Steven Stamkos is leading Tampa Bay in goals scored with two, in assists with three and in points with five. Ondreej Palat is tied with Stamkos in goals scored with two. In goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals against average and .950 save percentage. Tampa Bay is scoring an average of 5.00 goals per game and allowing an average of 1.50 goals per game.

Columbus looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Tampa Bay on Thursday. Columbus dropped to 1-2-1 and three points following its 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Columbus gave up the winning goal to Detroit after just 15-seconds into the extra period. Scoring for Columbus in the loss were Boone Jenner and Alexandre Texier. Elvis Merzlikins made 24 saves in net for the Blue Jackets.

Alexandre Texier is leading Columbus in goals scored with three and points with four, while Michael Del Zotto is the leader in assists with three. In goal, Jonas Korpisalo is 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.04 and .943 save percentage.  Columbus is scoring an average of 2.00 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.25 goals per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 46-17 in its last 63
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of  the Lightning’s last 5 on three days or more rest
  • Columbus is 3-8 in its last 11 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Blue Jackets last 10

Free NHL Pick:

Tampa Bay Lightning -162

Tampa Bay is off to an excellent start at 2-0-0 with four points. The Lightning are scoring an average of 5.00 goals per game and allowing an average of just 1.50 goals per game. Tampa Bay has won nine of its last 12 played on Columbus’ home ice and the favorite (TB) in this matchup has won five of the last six. Andrei Vasilevskiy has played very well in goal for Tampa Bay allowing an average of just 1.50 goals per game with a save percentage of .950. FInal Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning wins 5-1.

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