Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Lightning (35-15-5) at Columbus Blue Jackets (30-17-9)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -115 / Tampa Bay Lightning -105 --- Over/Under: 6
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Monday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 26 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 42 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 102 goals on 1,247 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 40 goals on 438 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or less goals in 17 straight games.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads Columbus with 17 goals, Pierre-Luc Dubois has 25 assists and Seth Jones has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 78 goals on 901 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 48 goals on 688 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets haven’t allowed more than three goals since December 14.
The Lightning are 11-2 in their last 13 Monday games, 67-23 in their last 90 vs. Eastern Conference and 59-24 in their last 83 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blue Jackets are 7-0 in their last 7 Monday games, 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The under is 2-0-2 in Lightning last 4 overall. The under is 16-5 in Blue Jackets last 21 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lightning are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Columbus.
There's been a lot of high scoring games between these teams over the years, but the under has still ruled. These are two of the hotter teams in the league and we should expect a playoff type atmosphere where defense usually takes over. The Columbus Blue Jackets aren't allowing anything easy and haven't allowed more than three goals in two months. This total seems way too high. Give me the under six goals.