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Bolts Can Sweep & Move to 9-0 vs Habs

The Tampa Bay Lightning can sweep their second-round series and move to a perfect 9-0 against the Montreal Canadiens on the season when those two teams hit the ice together on Thursday night in Game 4 of the best-of-seven playoff matchup.

Tampa Bay boosted their series lead to 3-0 on Wednesday night with a 2-1 home victory at -142 on the NHL moneyline at the online sportsbooks in an UNDER result. The Lightning have now won eight games in a row against the Canadiens dating back to the regular season, with the OVER/UNDER having gone 5-3.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 3.1-2.4. 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

57-27-8 Tampa Bay battles the Canadiens, currently with a 54-25-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 46-43-3 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

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 2-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.32 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.04% rate while the Canadiens have a 82.53% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 9th