Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/26/2022
Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a victory, heading into their meeting at Amalie Arena on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET. The sportsbooks have made the Lightning big favorites at -385 on the moneyline, and the Blue Jackets are at +295. Find more below on the Lightning vs. Blue Jackets betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Spread and Betting Line
Lightning vs Blue Jackets Betting Information
Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Game Info
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Tampa, Florida
- Arena: Amalie Arena
Computer Predictions for Lightning vs. Blue Jackets
Computer picks for Lightning vs Blue Jackets
Lightning 5 Blue Jackets 2
Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Betting Trends
In 68 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Tampa Bay has won 46 of those matchups.
In three games with moneyline odds shorter than -385, the Lightning have two wins.
Tampa Bay has a 79.4% chance of winning this game, per the moneyline odds.
Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders
Steven Stamkos is currently one of Tampa Bay’s top contributors (97 total points), having collected 37 goals and 60 assists.
Through 79 games, Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 62 assists.
Nikita Kucherov has 62 total points for Tampa Bay, with 23 goals and 39 assists.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has a record of 37-18-5. He has conceded 151 goals (2.5 goals against average) and racked up 1659 saves with a .917 save percentage (10th-best in the league).
Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats
The Lightning offense’s 273 total goals (3.5 per game) are ranked seventh in the league this year.
The Lightning have allowed the sixth-fewest goals in league play this season, 218 (2.8 per game).
With a +55 goal differential, they’re ranked sixth-best in the league.
The 59 power-play goals the Lightning have scored this season have come on 250 power-play chances, ranking them sixth-best in the NHL.
The Lightning’s offense is eighth the league with a 23.6% power-play conversion rate.
The Lightning’s offense has recorded seven shorthanded goals this season (11th among all squads).
The Lightning’s penalty-kill percentage (82%) is the NHL’s seventh-best.
With a 50.3% faceoff win rate, the Lightning have the 15th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
The Lightning convert 11.2% of their shots, ranking third in the league.
The Lightning average 26.1 hits and 12.6 blocked shots per game.
Blue Jackets vs. Lightning Betting Trends
The Blue Jackets have been made the underdog 65 times this season, and upset their opponent 24 times.
Columbus has played with moneyline odds of +295 or longer in two games this season, and split 1-1.
The Blue Jackets have a 25.3% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
Columbus Blue Jackets Leaders
Jakub Voracek’s five goals and 54 assists in 76 matchups give him 59 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
Patrik Laine has made a big impact for Columbus this season with 56 points, thanks to 26 goals and 30 assists.
Oliver Bjorkstrand has 25 goals and 28 assists, for a season point total of 53.
Elvis Merzlikins has a 26-21-7 record this season, with a .907 save percentage (30th in the league). In 56 games, he has 1649 saves, and has given up 170 goals (3.2 goals against average).
Columbus Blue Jackets Season Stats
The Blue Jackets have scored 249 goals this season (3.2 per game) to rank 14th in the league.
The Blue Jackets have given up 3.6 goals per game, 286 total, which ranks 28th among NHL teams.
Their 21st-ranked goal differential is -37.
The Blue Jackets have put up 37 power-play goals this season (on 208 power-play chances). That ranks 25th in the NHL.
The Blue Jackets’ power-play conversion rate (17.8%) ranks 24th in the league.
The Blue Jackets have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (11th among NHL squads).
The 79.2% penalty-kill percentage the Blue Jackets have amassed is the league’s 18th-ranked rate.
The Blue Jackets have the 21st-ranked faceoff win rate in the NHL (48.5%).
The Blue Jackets are shooting 10.5% (ninth in the league).
The Blue Jackets have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 20 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
Lightning and Blue Jackets Injury Report
Lightning: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: Day To Day (Lower Body)
Blue Jackets: Nathan Gerbe: Out (Hip), Zach Werenski: Day To Day (Upper-body), Boone Jenner: Out (Lower Back), Joonas Korpisalo: Out For Season (Hip), Daniil Tarasov: Out For Season (Hip), Patrik Laine: Day To Day (Upper-body), Alexandre Texier: Out (Finger)
Betting Tips for Lightning vs. Blue Jackets
We have the Lightning as the best bet on the moneyline in this contest, and our pick against the spread is the . Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of goals when all is said and done.
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