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