Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – 1/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens meet in an Atlantic division matchup in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

Game Details

Date:Thursday January 2, 2020
Time:7:00 PM (EST)
Location:Bell Center, White County, Indiana, 47950, USA
Coverage:ESPN+
Odds/Point Spread:TB -135
Total/Over-Under:Total 5.5

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Statistic

ODDSOPENCURRENT
TB-130-135
MON+118+115
O/U6.56.5

CONSENSUS

FROM 238 PREDICTIONS
62%TAMPA BAY56% under 6.5
38%MONTREAL

COMPUTER PREDICTION

STATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
TAMPA BAY MONTREAL
4SCORECASTER3

Betting Trends

21-13-4 this season18-16-6 this season
Tampa Bay o/u is 1-6 the last 10 gamesMontreal o/u is 0-2 the last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games.The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 6 games.
Tampa Bay are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.Montreal are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Tampa Bay are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Montreal.The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games against Tampa Bay.

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Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries

Montreal Canadiens Injuries

Braydon Coburn (Lower Body) is out indefinitelyPaul Byron (Upper Body) is out indefinitely
Brendan Gallagher (Head) is doubtful Thursday vs Tampa Bay
Jonathan Drouin (Upper Body) is out indefinitely
Joel Armia (Upper Body) is out indefinitely

Team Records

Tampa Bay Lightning

Record

Montreal Canadiens

21-13-4All18-16-6
12-7-2Home8-8-3
9-6-2Away10-8-3
18-15-3as Fav7-10-3
2-2-1as Dog10-11-3
13-25ATS20-20
7-14ATS Home5-14
6-11ATS Away15-6
23-14-1O/U21-17-2
15-5-1O/U Home8-9-2
8-9O/U Away13-8

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning go to Montreal, Canada to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at the Bell Center. The Lightning is falling off of a four-game series of wins, last crushing the Buffalo Sabers and have likewise beaten the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens themselves just as beginning the success streak by smashing the Panthers 6-1.

The Lightning is 21-13-4 on the season and third in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning has done very well on offense, scoring the second-most objectives per game in the NHL, averaging 3.58. The Lightning additionally excellent on resistance as they had one player chose for the NHL All-Star Game, which was Defender Victor Hedman.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens are on a three-game losing streak. Montreal has lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning themselves, the Florida Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes during this losing streak.

The Canadiens are 18-16-6 on the season, and fifth in the Atlantic Division, falling from third place just two games ago. Montreal can score well, scoring the 11th most goals per game but need to tighten up their defense as they allow the eighth-most goals per game. That rate is getting better but still not where the Canadiens will want it to be if they’re going to contend in the playoffs.

  • Tampa Bay is 14-24 ATS this season
  • Lightning is 37-14 in their last 51 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
  • Montreal is 21-19 ATS this season
  • Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.

Prediction

The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing some of their best hockey at the moment, and are back to looking like a dangerous team in the NHL. The Lightning is 7-1 in the last eight meetings, and the favorite is 11-1 in the previous 12 meetings. All signs point to the Tampa Bay Lightning stealing a victory away from home, and I do not think that the Lightning will lose this game, just based on how well they have played recently. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2.

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