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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Canadiens in Montreal at Bell Centre on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as favorites of -170 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

A 5.2-0.6 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

16-20-4 Montreal battles the Lightning, currently with a 29-8-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-22-2 for the Canadiens and 22-17 for the Lightning. 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. 18 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.53 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.38 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 19.17% while the Lightning defense kills off 79.39% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as -125 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sharks on January 02. Bettors who backed the Sharks at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Saturday, January 6th
Montreal home to Vancouver, Sunday, January 7th