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Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Preview with Pick

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal Canadiens dueling the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday at Amalie Arena.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.8-0.9 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-7-2 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 16-17-4. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 21-14 on the OU, and Montreal is 16-19-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 16-ranked Montreal Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.8 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 21 at 3.16 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 26.36% while the Canadiens defense kills off 76.86% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Hurricanes on December 27. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Wild on December 23. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -242 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Montreal is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Florida, Saturday, December 30th
Tampa Bay home to Philadelphia, Friday, December 29th