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CLB
at
TB
(17) Columbus vs. Tampa Bay (18) 3:00 PM | Thu, Aug 13 2020
Sport: NHL | Star Rating: 9.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1179) - Final Total 4
Pick
Over 5 (-131) @ pinnacle

3 of 4 Experts (75%) with a pick on the total are aligned. 9* play on the Columbus vs. Tampa Bay OVER (Total).

 

Cappers Analysis:

 

Jesse Schule: Schule's NHL AFTERNOON EXECUTIONER - **EARLY START**

The set-up: Tampa won Game 1 in five overtime periods by a score of 3-2. The Lightning had almost 90 shots on net and the Jackets had almost 70 shots on goal. Every person in every position is exhausted, but I think this fact will lead to more goals, not less in Game 2. I believe the goaltenders and the defensive aggressivenss will be the victims here, not the offense.

The pick: And note that Columbus has seen the total go over the number in seven of its last nine after losing in OT and scoring two or less goals in its previous game. As stated off the top, I believe each team drags its ass on the defensive end and I look for this total to fly over sooner, rather than later.

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The Lightning have been one of the highest scoring teams in the league over the last three years, but they’ve yet to see a single Over since the start, going 4-0 Under. Still I’m not sure that’s even on their minds right now after a 5OT win over Columbus in Game 1 Tuesday. That win was huge for TB as they were shockingly swept by the Blue Jackets in the 1st Rd of LY’s playoffs. Losing a game of that length would have been extremely confidence-crushing for the higher seed.

Every Lightning game thus far has seen a total of five goals scored. They have three victories by a count of 3-2 and their lone defeat (to Philadelphia) was by a score of 4-1. But oddsmakers have dipped the O/U line down to 5.0 for Game 2 and that’s a real key for me. Despite not having either Steven Stamkos or Victor Hedman in the lineup, TB got off a playoff-record 88 shots in Game 1. As good as Joonas Korpisalo has been since the restart, being under that kind of fire will take it out of a goalie.

Columbus, who has gone Under in four of six games so far, has basically played six games in the last four days. That’s brutal and you have to wonder if fatigue could start to become a factor at some point. Still, you shouldn’t discount a Blue Jackets side that’s scored 12 times in its last four games and has yet to lose B2B times. They had 60+ shots on goal in Game 1. The Over is 7-2-1 the L10 times the Blue Jackets have played on one day’s rest.

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The Lightning have been one of the highest scoring teams in the league over the last three years, but they’ve yet to see a single Over since the start, going 4-0 Under. Still I’m not sure that’s even on their minds right now after a 5OT win over Columbus in Game 1 Tuesday. That win was huge for TB as they were shockingly swept by the Blue Jackets in the 1st Rd of LY’s playoffs. Losing a game of that length would have been extremely confidence-crushing for the higher seed.

Every Lightning game thus far has seen a total of five goals scored. They have three victories by a count of 3-2 and their lone defeat (to Philadelphia) was by a score of 4-1. But oddsmakers have dipped the O/U line down to 5.0 for Game 2 and that’s a real key for me. Despite not having either Steven Stamkos or Victor Hedman in the lineup, TB got off a playoff-record 88 shots in Game 1. As good as Joonas Korpisalo has been since the restart, being under that kind of fire will take it out of a goalie.

Columbus, who has gone Under in four of six games so far, has basically played six games in the last four days. That’s brutal and you have to wonder if fatigue could start to become a factor at some point. Still, you shouldn’t discount a Blue Jackets side that’s scored 12 times in its last four games and has yet to lose B2B times. They had 60+ shots on goal in Game 1. The Over is 7-2-1 the L10 times the Blue Jackets have played on one day’s rest.

 

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Jazz Ray: **EARLY NHL TOTAL

 

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