The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get some revenge for a blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this season when the Eastern Conference contenders meet in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
The Lightning blasted the Canadiens 7-1 and easily paid off as -137 home favorites on the NHL betting odds in their first meeting of the season on October 13 in an OVER result for totals bettors. The OVER/UNDER has now gone 3-0-2 in the last five games between the teams.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Montreal Canadiens as -130 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Pick
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Canadiens to win this game 3.1-3. 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 Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 25-12-4 this season, while the Canadiens are 26-11-2. Tampa Bay is 23-18 on the totals; Montreal is 12-19-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 18-ranked Montreal Canadiens and the No. 10-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.
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How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 17-ranked offense (2.77 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.63 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 14.68% rate while the Lightning have a 81.4% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Senators on January 4. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +137 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 18 games on the road
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Montreal is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Friday, January 9th
Montreal home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 10th