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NHL Betting Preview - Montreal Canadiens Underdogs vs Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay

Montreal Canadiens

vs

Tampa Bay Lightning
Friday, April 18, 2014 7:00 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to extend their series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning to 2-0 on Friday night as those teams continue their NHL playoffs matchup.

Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

NHL Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Tampa Bay Lightning as -115 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 prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 3-2.8. 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 are 46-27-10 so far on the season. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, are 47-28-8. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Tampa Bay go 41-39-3 and the Canadiens go 29-43-11 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Lightning, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Montreal Canadiens, who rate a No. 26 in the latest survey.

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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 2.94 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.38% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.22% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 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 9 games
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 20th