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Bolts Win Streak vs Habs Sits at Seven

The Tampa Bay Lightning have now rolled to seven straight payouts on the NHL moneyline at the online sportsbooks against the Montreal Canadiens as those two teams hit the ice together on Wednesday in Game 3 of their playoff series.

The Lightning went up 2-0 on the Canadiens in the best-of-seven second-round set on Sunday with a 6-2 road victory as underdogs on the NHL betting lines in an easy OVER result for totals bettors. Tampa Bay won Game 1 last week over Montreal by a 2-1 score on the road as the underdogs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

A 3.2-2.6 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Tampa Bay Lightning sport a record of 56-27-8 heading into this matchup, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at 54-25-11 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 46-42-3 for the Lightning and 30-43-17 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.15 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.21% while the Canadiens defense kills off 82.35% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Tampa Bay, Thursday, May 7th