OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

Tampa Bay Lightning host Montreal Canadiens in hockey action

Montreal Canadiens

Tampa Bay Lightning
22-13-3 December 28, 2013, 07:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 23-11-3

Hockey bettors look for value at Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday as host Tampa Bay battles the Montreal Canadiens in hockey odds action.

The Lightning bring a 23-11-3 record to the battle against the 22-13-3 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 14-20-3 so far and the Canadiens go 11-23-4.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Lightning in this one found them earlier as -116 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Lightning and the No. 19-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Panthers on December 23. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 11-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.21 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.15% rate while the Canadiens have a 86.4% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Canadiens at Lightning trends to consider:
Montreal is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Montreal's last 17 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Montreal at Florida, Sunday, December 29th
Tampa Bay home to New York, Sunday, December 29th