Saturday, December 26, 2015
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +170 and the Lightning at -200. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 13-20-3 and on the road they have a record of 8-12-0. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 88 goals and given up 112 goals for a point differential of -24. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 17-15-3 including 8-7-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 87 goals and surrendered 82 for a goal differential of +5.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 83 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 13 goals on 74 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 11 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 713 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 653 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 14 goals this season with 93 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 12 goals on 87 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 14 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 747 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 692 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have 29 total points this season. They have scored 87 goals while giving up 111 goals. They have had 112 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 121 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.35% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 37 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 119 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 106 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 86 goals scored while they've given up 80 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.74%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 12-23 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 15-18-3 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 16-18 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-20-4 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/25/15 D Jack Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tampa Bay
12/21/15 LW Nick Foligno Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Tampa Bay
12/19/15 D David Savard Ankle out 4 weeks
12/09/15 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
11/30/15 LW Markus Hannikainen Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
11/21/15 D Cody Goloubef Jaw expected to miss 6 weeks
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/22/15 C Brian Boyle Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Columbus
12/22/15 RW J.T. Brown Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Columbus
12/15/15 LW Jonathan Drouin Lower Body out indefinitely
12/15/15 LW Ondrej Palat Ankle out indefinitely
12/15/15 F Joel Vermin Hand out 6-8 weeks
12/12/15 C Tyler Johnson Upper Body out indefinitely
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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