Lightning play host to rival Canadiens
The UNDER has paid out on the NHL totals in each of the last four games between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning as those teams hit the ice on Tuesday night.
Montreal and Tampa Bay last met on February 1, with the Lightning pulling out a 2-1 road victory as underdogs on the NHL betting lines. That improved the Lightning to 2-1 in their three games against the Canadiens so far this season.
The Lightning bring a 41-25-9 record to the battle against the 43-26-7 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 38-34-3 so far and the Canadiens go 26-39-11.
If you're going with the Lightning in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -131 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Lightning and the No. 7-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -170 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.97 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.29% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.93% of their penalties.
A few Canadiens at Lightning trends to consider:
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Montreal at Ottawa, Friday, April 4th
Tampa Bay home to Calgary, Thursday, April 3rd