Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Lines and Trends

Montreal Canadiens

vs

Tampa Bay Lightning
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

The Montreal Canadiens will be on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night as those two teams open up their best-of-seven first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.

Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

NHL Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Tampa Bay Lightning as -120 moneyline Favorite in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.8 result in favor of the Lightning today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning bring a 46-27-9 record to the battle against the 46-28-8 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 40-39-3 so far and the Canadiens go 28-43-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the No. 26 (Montreal Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.93 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.52% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.12% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -140 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

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