The Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference as they travel to Metropolitan Division high-flyers the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both sides have enjoyed excellent seasons thus far and this promises to be a real crunch encounter between two in-form sides.
Nationwide Arena – Tuesday 19th February 2019
Straight Win Market: Tampa Bay Lightning – Odds: -130.00 (B-Bets) & Columbus Blue Jackets – Odds: +110.00 (Leovegas)
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning are top of the Atlantic Division and their offensive prowess has been epitomised by their staggering points difference of +73.
Having only lost 11 games this term, they are in the midst of a 5 game winning streak and currently look unstoppable both home and away.
Russian Centreman Nikita Kucherov has been prolific for the Lightning this term and he’ll be eager to keep his own personal scoring streak going here.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have climbed to 3rd in the Metropolitan Division in recent weeks and know they will have to be at their best to stop the Lightning here.
Inconsistency has crept in recently however, with 5 wins and 5 losses from their last 10 matches and they will be looking to put a run together with the end of the season approaching.
Artemi Panarin has been in good form for the Blue Jackets of late and he’ll want to register in front of his home fans once again here.
Odds and Predictions
The Blue Jackets are a strong outfit but Tampa Bay Lightning have been unstoppable so far this term.
Top Betting Tip: Tampa Bay Lightning to be leading at half time. Odds: -110.00 with William Hill.
Whilst this should be a close game on paper, Tampa look to be full of confidence of late and could run away with this one..
Top Betting Tip: Point Spread – Tampa Bay Lightning to win with a +0.5 goal Handicap. Odds: -220.00 with Pinnacle.
Goals seem to follow Tampa Bay wherever they go and this could be yet another points fest.
Top Betting Tip: Over 5.5 goals to be scored in the game. Odds: -227.00 with Betway.
Columbus Blue Jackets are no pushovers at home but the Tampa Bay Lightning look in imperious form and with the end of the season approaching, won’t be in the mood for dropping points here.
Top Betting Tip: Tampa Bay Lightning to win the match. Odds: -130.00 with B-Bets.