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Canadiens End Skid, Seek Game 5 Win

After breaking a long losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning last time out to cut their series deficit to 3-1 the Montreal Canadiens will be looking to stay alive in the set on Saturday night when the teams do battle in Game 5.

The Canadiens were 0-8 on the NHL moneyline in their last eight games against the Lightning before rolling to a 6-2 road win as underdogs on the NHL betting odds in Game 4 of the series on Thursday night in an OVER result. The OVER is now 7-3 in the last 10 games between Montreal and Tampa Bay.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as -116 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.5 win for the Lightning on Saturday. 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

Montreal will face the 57-28-8 Lightning. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 31-44-17 in over under betting so far this season while the Tampa Bay Lightning are 47-43-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Lightning - Canadiens odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 20-ranked offense (2.64 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 15.38% rate while the Lightning have a 83.84% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They won as +134 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Tuesday, May 12th