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Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning Predictions & Tips - Lightning To Strike Twice

  • Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning predictions for Sunday
  • Blue Jackets-Lightning to start 00:00 BST (Monday) at Amelie Arena in Tampa, Florida
  • Columbus suffered an eighth straight defeat in Tampa on Thursday
  • Lightning tipped to beat Blue Jackets once again
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
Tampa Bay are hosting Columbus for the second time this week. (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 25 Apr 2021
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Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning Predictions & Tips


Tampa Bay can make it back-to-back wins over Columbus.

The Lightning have not won a back-to-back in months, but Columbus are in dismal form.

The Blue Jackets have lost eight straight and are struggling badly for goals.

Tampa can take advantage of this to move a step closer to a playoff place.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning beat Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night
  • Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-1 vs Columbus Blue Jackets this month
  • Tampa Bay Lighting are 18-6 at home – one of the best records in the league
  • Columbus Blue Jackets have lost eight straight games
  • Columbus Blue Jackets have lost eight straight games on the road
  • Columbus Blue Jackets have scored more than once in just one of their last five games

Head To Head


  • Tampa Bay Lightning lead the all-time series 29-18-1
  • Tampa Bay Lightning lead the regular season series 25-13-1

Columbus Blue Jackets Form & Team News


Columbus arrive in awful form having now lost eight straight games.

The Blues Jackets’ losing road run also reached eight games with Thursday’s loss at Tampa.

Zach Werenski (hernia) and Gustav Nyguist (shoulder) done for the season, while Brandon Dubinksky (wrist) may have to retire.

Emil Bemstrom (lower body) and Boone Jenner (finger) both remain on injury reserve.

Tampa Bay Lightning Form & Team News


Tampa Bay have experienced their worst run of form over the season over the past four weeks.

However, their win over Columbus on Thursday was their fifth in eight games.

Nikita Kucherov (hip) is still sidelined but could return for the playoffs if Tampa make it.

Anders Nilsson (concussion), Jan Rutta and Steven Stamkos (both lower body) remain on injured reserve.

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Verdict

Tampa’s form is far from flawless but Columbus’ is miserable.

The Blue Jackets have now lost eight straight games and that could become nine on Sunday.

Best Bet: Tampa -1.5 Spread @-120.48 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Tampa & -5.5 Moneyline & Total Goals @149.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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