Tampa Bay favored by -131 against Montreal on Tuesday
Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Montreal on Tuesday, with the host Lightning trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 6-4-1 this season, while the Lightning are 6-5. Montreal is 6-5 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 7-3-1.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Lightning as -131 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Lightning and the No. 15-rated Canadiens in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense (3.9 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 28.3% rate while the Canadiens have a 81% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Montreal was a 6-0 loser at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Canadiens at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games on the road
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games
Montreal at Florida, Thursday, February 14
Tampa Bay home to Washington, Thursday, February 14