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Lightning on Big Roll Against Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning won five times in five games against the Montreal Canadiens this past season as those two teams prepare to hit the ice together on Friday night in the opening game of their best-of-seven second-round series.

Tampa Bay went 5-0 against Montreal this past season after the Canadiens swept the Lightning in four games in last year's playoffs. Totals bettors have watched the OVER pay out on the NHL odds at the online sportsbooks in five of the last six games between the Canadiens and the Lightning.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as underdogs of 118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.9-2.8 victory for 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Canadiens sit at 54-24-10 on the season; in comparison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently 54-27-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 29-42-17 OU, and Tampa Bay is 45-41-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 2 (Tampa Bay Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Match Up

The game also pits Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 15.65% while the Lightning defense kills off 83.57% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -186 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Montreal won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Senators on April 26. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games at home
Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Montreal, Sunday, May 3rd