Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Nationwide Arena)
The Tampa Bay Lightning go to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Monday. The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off of a six-game winning streak, attempting to get back to their late December- early January form where the Lightning went on a ten-game winning streak. In fact, the Lightning has not lost two games in a row since December 21st. The Lightning is coming off of a win over the New York Islanders in their last game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 35-15-5 on the season, with an away record of 17-8-3, playing pretty well away from their home arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the best offensive teams in all of the NHL, scoring the league's most goals in the NHL and are also in the top six in goals allowed, playing terrific on both ends of the ice.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off of a loss to the Colorado Avalanche, snapping a three-game winning streak that the Columbus Blue Jackets were on. The Blue Jackets defeated the Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, and the Montreal Canadiens in their win streak.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-17-9 and are currently sitting in third place in the Metropolitan Division and would be a playoff team if the playoffs started today. The Blue Jackets do not have a great offense but have a stellar defense, allowing the second least amount of goals in the NHL.
Tampa is 24-31 ATS this season
Lightning is 42-10 in their last 52 when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.
Columbus is 32-24 ATS this season
Blue Jackets are 8-1 in their last nine after allowing two goals or less in their previous game.
Despite the Columbus Blue Jackets coming back from a slow start to their season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are the hottest team in the NHL, or at least one of the hottest teams in the NHL, and have been unstoppable in the last month and a half. I don't think that much will change here, as the Tampa Bay Lightning is just one of the most consistent and impressive teams as of late, and I think that they still win away from home in this one. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 3-1.