Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/30/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/30/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (24-8-2) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (13-15-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -208 / Columbus Blue Jackets +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 12 goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has 17 assists and Seth Jones has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 71 goals on 703 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 36 goals on 412 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning 14 of their last 19 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 16 goals, Victor Hedman has 27 assists and Brayden Point has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 54 goals on 772 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 22 goals on 183 shots.

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The Blue Jackets are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 20-41 in their last 61 overall. The Lightning are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 39-15 in their last 54 overall. The under is 6-1 in Blue Jackets last 7 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Lightning last 13 overall. The Blue Jackets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 28-12-3 in the last 43 meetings.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a rough week and they continue to show time and time again they're hard to trust in these sort of spots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have given us no reason to bet against them much these days, and they're the 10th most profitable team in the sort currently despite being massive favorites most nights. I can't get behind the Blue Jackets here. Give me the Lightning and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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