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Montreal Canadiens Visit Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Amalie Arena on Monday as the host Tampa Bay Lightning battle the Montreal Canadiens in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Montreal Canadiens before puck drop in this match found them as 144 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1.1 result in favor of the Lightning. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Montreal Canadiens have seen them go 20-14-3 so far this season, while the Lightning are at 18-15-3. In totals betting, the Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-19-5, while the Canadiens are 16-15-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 11 and the Montreal Canadiens sitting at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.11% while the Canadiens defense kills off 84.48% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -170 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -187 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 9 games
  • Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Florida, Tuesday, December 29th
Tampa Bay home to New York, Wednesday, December 30th