Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/28/2022

by | Apr 27, 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning (50-22-8) visit the Columbus Blue Jackets (36-37-7) on Thursday, April 28, with the Lightning coming off a victory and the Blue Jackets a loss. The Blue Jackets are heavy underdogs despite being the hosts, at +227, and the Lightning are -284. 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
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Lightning -284 Blue Jackets +227

Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Nationwide Arena

Computer Predictions for Lightning vs. Blue Jackets

Computer picks for Lightning vs Blue Jackets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Blue Jackets (+1.5) Over (6.5) Lightning 4 Blue Jackets 3

Lightning vs. Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay has won 47 of the 69 games it’s played as the moneyline favorite this season.
  • In 15 games with shorter than -284 moneyline odds this season, the Lightning have won 13.
  • There is a 74.0% chance that Tampa Bay wins this game, per the moneyline.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders

  • Steven Stamkos has been a major player for Tampa Bay this season, with 101 points in 79 games.
  • Victor Hedman is contributing with 83 points (20 goals, 63 assists).
  • Nikita Kucherov’s season total of 66 points has come from 24 goals and 42 assists.
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy (38-18-5) has a goals against average of 2.5 on the season, and 1679 saves. His .917 save percentage is 10th-best in the league.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats

  • The Lightning offense’s 277 total goals (3.5 per game) are ranked eighth in the league this year.
  • The Lightning have given up the fifth-fewest goals in NHL play this season, 219 (2.7 per game).
  • The team has the league’s sixth-best goal differential at +58 this season.
  • The Lightning’s 60 power-play goals this season are sixth-best in the NHL (on 252 power-play chances).
  • The Lightning have the league’s eighth-best power-play conversion rate at 23.8%.
  • The Lightning have scored a total of seven shorthanded goals this season.
  • The Lightning’s 81.9% penalty-kill success rate is currently ninth-best in the league.
  • With a 50.3% faceoff win percentage, the Lightning have the 14th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
  • The Lightning shoot 11.2% as a team, ranked third-best in the league.
  • The Lightning have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 26.2 hits and 12.8 blocked shots per game.
  • Blue Jackets vs. Lightning Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jackets have claimed an upset victory in 24, or 36.4%, of the 66 games they have played while the underdog this season.
  • Columbus is 2-8 when it is the underdog by +227 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Blue Jackets have a 30.6% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
  • Columbus Blue Jackets Leaders

  • Jakub Voracek is a top offensive contributor for his squad with 59 points (0.8 per game). He has recorded five goals and 54 assists in 77 games (playing 17:26 per game).
  • Patrik Laine is crucial for Columbus’ attack with 56 total points (1.0 per game), including 26 goals and 30 assists through 56 games.
  • Columbus’ Oliver Bjorkstrand has 54 points (26 goals, 28 assists) this season.
  • Elvis Merzlikins has a .906 save percentage (30th in the league), with 1677 total saves, while giving up 174 goals (3.3 goals against average). He has compiled a 26-22-7 record between the posts for Columbus this season.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets Season Stats

  • The Blue Jackets have the NHL’s 14th-ranked scoring offense (250 total goals, 3.1 per game).
  • The Blue Jackets’ 290 total goals allowed (3.6 per game) rank 28th in the league.
  • Their -40 goal differential ranks 23rd in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets have put up 38 power-play goals this season (on 211 power-play chances). That ranks 25th in the NHL.
  • The Blue Jackets’ power-play conversion rate (18.0%) ranks 25th in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets have recorded seven shorthanded goals.
  • The 78.9% of opponent power plays the Blue Jackets kill is the 19th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets win 48.5% of their faceoffs. That’s the 21st-ranked percentage in the NHL.
  • The 10.4% shooting percentage the Blue Jackets have compiled ranks 10th in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets have not had a shutout win yet this season.
  • 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

    After taking a look at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is Lightning on the moneyline at -284 and Blue Jackets (+1.5) against the spread. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 6.5 goals.

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