Lightning Vs Blue Jackets: NHL Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – April 28, 2022

Written By Staff on April 27, 2022

The latest betting odds for this matchup have the Lightning listed at -260 to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jackets are currently +210 to take a victory for this contest on Thursday. The over/under in this matchup is set at 6.5.

The betting trends in this article reference odds valid as of April 28, 2022 at 6:13 PM ET.

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Lightning Vs. Blue Jackets Betting Odds

Lightning Vs. Blue Jackets Player Props

Injury Report as of April 28

Lightning: Erik Cernak: Probable (Face), Jan Rutta: Out (Undisclosed)

Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: Out (Hip), Boone Jenner: Out (Back), Daniil Tarasov: Out (Hip), Zach Werenski: Out (Nose), Sean Kuraly: Out (Foot), Patrik Laine: Out (Upper Body), Alexandre Texier: Out (Finger), Adam Boqvist: Questionable (Lower Body), Nick Blankenburg: Out (Upper Body)

Stat Rankings

Lightning Offense Stats (Rank) Blue Jackets Defense
3.46 (8) Goals/Game 3.65 (28)
30.8 (17) Shots/Game 35.1 (31)
11.2% (3) Shooting % 10.4% (24)
5.4 (1) Giveaways/Game vs Takeaways/Game 7.1 (14)
Blue Jackets Offense Stats (Rank) Lightning Defense
3.15 (14) Goals/Game 2.76 (6)
29.8 (21) Shots/Game 29.5 (7)
10.6% (9) Shooting % 9.4% (11)
6.7 (4) Giveaways/Game vs Takeaways/Game 6.8 (17)
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Lightning And Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • The Lightning have won 45 of their 67 games when favored on the moneyline this season (67.2%).
  • Tampa Bay is 16-4 (winning 80.0% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -260 or shorter.
  • The Lightning have an implied moneyline win probability of 72.2% in this game.
  • This season the Blue Jackets have been an underdog 63 times, and won 23, or 36.5%, of those games.
  • Columbus has gone 3-9, a 25.0% win rate, when it’s been set as an underdog of +210 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Blue Jackets, based on the moneyline, is 32.3%.

Head to Head

The last time these two squads squared off, Tampa Bay won 4-1. Steven Stamkos scored two goals for the Lightning. Oliver Bjorkstrand led the Blue Jackets with one goal.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
4/26/2022 Lightning Lightning -1.5 6.5 4-1 TB
1/4/2022 Lightning Blue Jackets -1.5 6.0 7-2 TB

Lightning Leaders

  • One of Tampa Bay’s top offensive options this season is Stamkos, who has recorded 102 points in 79 games.
  • With 20 goals and 63 assists, Victor Hedman is one of the top contributors for Tampa Bay with his 83 points (1.0 per game).
  • Through 45 games, Nikita Kucherov has proven himself as a scoring option for Tampa Bay. He has 66 points (24 goals and 42 assists).
  • As Tampa Bay’s top goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy has recorded 31 wins and 17 losses this season while giving up 151 goals with 1681 saves.

Blue Jackets Leaders

  • Jakub Voracek’s 59 points make him a vital offensive option for Columbus. He has five goals and 54 assists in 77 games.
  • Patrik Laine has helped lead the offense for Columbus this season with 26 goals and 30 assists.
  • Columbus’ Bjorkstrand is among the leaders on the team with 54 total points (26 goals and 28 assists).
  • Elvis Merzlikins is 22-17-2 on the season, giving up 174 goals (3.3 goals against average) and amassing 1677 saves with a .906 save percentage (30th in the league).

Predictions

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