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Moneyline Favors the Tampa Bay Lightning in Battle with the Montreal Canadiens – Betting Odds and Pick

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Montreal and Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, with the host Canadiens trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as favorites of -125 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.2-2.3 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 29-19-4 this season, while the Canadiens are 26-24-4. Tampa Bay is 19-26-7 on the totals; Montreal is 26-20-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Montreal Canadiens, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 10-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 17.93% rate while the Lightning have a 81.76% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +116 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing Montreal
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • Montreal is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
  • Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Nashville, Friday, February 12th
Montreal at Buffalo, Friday, February 12th