Montreal Canadiens

Tampa Bay Lightning

PICKS


MTL Canadiens +1.5 Point Spread
-145



Under 6.5 Game Totals
-115

Puck Line Pick

A huge match-up for Montreal as they visit Amalie Arena for an Atlantic Divison clash with Tampa Bay. The Canadiens have won back-to-back games for the second time in their last six games. Tampa Bay’s losing streak might be reignited as the Lightning dropped a fifth game in their last six games. Luckily for them, it was a one-goal loss against Boston, who is the division leader. Tampa is 1-5 in their last six games, while Montreal has won four of their last six games. The Canadiens have taken advantage of seven wins in their last 10 road games. Yet they haven’t had the same success in eight of the last nine head-to-head meetings against the Lightning. Five-straight wins over the Canadiens at Amalie favors the Lightning, but the Montreal puck line is still a good play.

Over Under Pick

Montreal has scored four or more goals in their last two games, including a six-goal performance in their victory over the New York Islanders. Tampa Bay could only muster a single goal in their recent loss to Boston. The Bruins didn’t help the two reach an over 5.5-goal total. That game ended a three-game stretch of over 6.5 goal totals. The last time these teams faced-off they only combined for three goals. Therefore an under 6.5 goal total is the safe play.