The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to pay out against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the fifth time in their past five meetings as those teams hit the ice together on Monday.
Montreal swept Tampa Bay in four games in their playoff series last season, and overall they’re 7-3 in their past 10 games against the Lightning dating back to 2013. The OVER/UNDER has gone 2-0-2 for totals bettors in the last four games between Montreal and Tampa Bay, but overall the OVER/UNDER is just 3-5-2 in their 10 most recent meetings.
Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -124 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
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Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.8 win for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
1-0-0 Tampa Bay battles the Canadiens, currently with a 3-0-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Lightning and 2-1 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
show the No. 20-rated Montreal Canadiens taking on the No. 9-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this contest.
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How Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 20-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 40% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.62% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal home to Boston, Thursday, October 16th
Tampa Bay home to New Jersey, Tuesday, October 14th