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Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Preview with Pick

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

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 2.9-2.3. 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

56-27-11 Montreal battles the Lightning, currently with a 58-29-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-45-17 for the Canadiens and 48-44-3 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montreal Canadiens rated this week at No. 24 and the Tampa Bay Lightning sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 22-ranked offense (2.62 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 15.11% rate while the Lightning have a 84.11% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games at home
  • Montreal is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Saturday, May 16th
Montreal home to , Wednesday, December 31st