Lightning set to host Canadiens

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TAMPA, FL (TheSpread) – The top two teams in the Atlantic Division meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET as the Tampa Bay Lightning play host to the Montreal Canadiens.

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Tampa Bay is 42-21-2 on the season and 26-7 at home while Montreal is 43-19-4 overall and 21-11-1 on the road. Tampa Bay has won three straight meetings with Montreal coming into tonight’s contest, with all three games coming this season. The Lightning have outscored the Canadiens 12-3 in the three games. These two have pushed or hit the over in six of their last seven meetings.

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Lightning are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Canadiens are being given a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.

Montreal is coming off a win at the Islanders on Saturday, but the Canadiens are just 2-5 in their last seven. However, both of those wins came on the road. Montreal has hit the under in six of its last eight games. Tampa Bay has lost two straight coming into tonight, but the Lightning have won four of their last five at home. Tampa has hit the under in three straight games.

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