The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens meet in an Atlantic division matchup in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Thursday night.
|Date:||Thursday January 2, 2020|
|Time:||7:00 PM (EST)|
|Location:||Bell Center, White County, Indiana, 47950, USA|
|Odds/Point Spread:||TB -135|
CONSENSUSFROM 238 PREDICTIONS
|62%||TAMPA BAY||56% under 6.5|
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|21-13-4 this season||18-16-6 this season|
|Tampa Bay o/u is 1-6 the last 10 games||Montreal 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.|
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
|Braydon Coburn (Lower Body) is out indefinitely||Paul 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|
Tampa Bay Lightning
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.
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.
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.