Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

The Blue Jackets will play the Lightning on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024. Your timezone's face off time is 7:08 pm EDT. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

As the 2023-24 NHL regular season ends, there's still some great hockey action on the docket. The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 in what could be a pivotal matchup for determining playoff seeds. We've put together some useful statistical trends below, ideal for handicapping this matchup. Don't forget that each team's point tally determines their playoff eligibility and seed. Now more than ever, piling up as many wins as possible will be critical to locking up a playoff berth.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - The Columbus Blue Jackets now have a 84.00 SportsBetting3.com power ranking with the Tampa Bay Lightning starting this game with a 92.67 power ranking. Generally speaking, the team with the higher power ranking will be the moneyline favorite.
  • Away Columbus Blue Jackets - The Columbus Blue Jackets start this game with a 10-21-7 record as an away team, ranking them 14th in the league for away team wins. It's also worth noting that the Columbus Blue Jackets rank 4th for away team losses.
  • Home Tampa Bay Lightning - The Tampa Bay Lightning head to the first puck drop with a 23-10-4 record as a home team, putting them 7th in the league for home team wins. However, they now stand at 13th for home team losses.
  • Goals Scored - As the 2023-24 NHL regular season wraps up, the Columbus Blue Jackets rank 24th (225) for goals scored. The Tampa Bay Lightning currently sit 4th (274) in the league for goals scored.
  • Goals Against - Good goalies and defensive players prevent opponents from scoring goals. The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 3rd (282) in the league for goals allowed. On the other hand, the Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed 251 goals this season, resulting in a 8th league ranking.
  • Shootout Records - A shootout will be held to determine the winner following a tie after 3 periods and overtime. Heading into the end of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a 3-2 shootout win-loss record, with the Tampa Bay Lightning sporting a 3-0 shootout record.
  • Team Records - The Columbus Blue Jackets have a 26-40-12 record and the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 43-27-7 as the 2023-24 NHL regular season finishes up.

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Hear ye, hear ye! The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 9th...

The Blue Jackets stand at 26-40-12, while the Lightning boast a 43-27-7 record...

Columbus struggles with a 0.333 win percentage, while Tampa Bay shines at 0.558...

The NHL playoff seeds are at stake, so both teams will bring their A-game...

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Best Blue Jackets at Lightning Odds


Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Columbus Blue Jackets
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -345 moneyline favorite. Risk $345 to win $100 on the Tampa Bay Lightning at BetRivers. The Columbus Blue Jackets are the +280 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $280 on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetMGM has the best over line of 6.5 goals. Risk $125 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 6.5 goals. Risk $100 to win $105. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Puck Line Betting Odds
Underdog

Columbus Blue Jackets
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a -1.5 -135 puck line at BetMGM VA. They are the puck line favorite in this matchup. The Columbus Blue Jackets have a +1.5 +115 puck line at BetMGM VA. The Columbus Blue Jackets are the puck line underdogs. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the moneyline for the Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -345 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and the Columbus Blue Jackets are the +280 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024?

The best over line is 6.5 -125 goals at BetMGM, which means you risk $125 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 6.5 +105 goals at BetMGM, and that means you risk $100 to win $105 betting the under.

What is the puck line for the Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are -1.5 -135 puck line favorites at BetMGM, while the Columbus Blue Jackets are +1.5 +115 puck line underdogs at BetMGM.

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Possible Moneyline Outcomes
  • Columbus Blue Jackets bettors risk $100 to win $265 at +265 odds. The implied probability for Columbus Blue Jackets is 27.4%.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning bettors risk $100 to win $28.99 at -345 odds. The implied probability for Tampa Bay Lightning is 77.53%.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning Prop Bets

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Team Standings

2023-2024 NHL Regular Season Standings - Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning
Team GP W L OTL wPct Pts ROW GF GA Diff Home Away SO L10 Strk
x - Tampa Bay Lightning82452980.5499842291268+23.025-11-520-18-33-15-4-1W1
Columbus Blue Jackets822743120.3296624237300-63.017-19-510-24-73-24-6-0W1

Columbus Blue Jackets & Tampa Bay Lightning Futures Odds

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Columbus Blue Jackets Stanley Cup Odds
2024-25 Columbus Blue Jackets Stanley Cup Odds

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Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Odds
2024-25 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Odds

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Columbus Blue Jackets & Tampa Bay Lightning Team Pages

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