NHL Playoff Preview: Montreal Canadiens (0-0) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (0-0)

Betting On Lightning Hockey





If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Oddsmakers currently have the Canadiens listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Lightning, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -140 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 46-27-9 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Montreal
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games
is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Team record: 46-28-8 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games

When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Friday, April 18

Bovada Online Sportsbook has all you NHL playoffs lines and prop bets.



Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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