The Montreal Canadiens have been tagged with a loss in all three of their games against the Tampa Bay Lightning so far this season as those Atlantic Division contenders meet on the ice in NHL odds action again on Monday night.
Tampa Bay has beaten Montreal by scores of 7-1 at home and 4-2 and 1-0 on the road through their first three meetings of the season, with the OVER/UNDER going 2-1 in those contests. The Canadiens, though, swept the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs last season.
The visiting Montreal Canadiens opened as 128 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at VSB, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bodog.
Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-3.1 win for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups..
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Tampa Bay will face the 43-19-7 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Lightning are 38-31 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 21-37-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Montreal injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 11-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 15-rated Montreal Canadiens in this matchup.
How Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 1-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.22 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 17.84% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.72% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Canadiens were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -105 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser at home against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at +167 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends
Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal’s last 8 games
Montreal is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Montreal
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal at Florida, Tuesday, March 17th
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Friday, March 20th