Canadiens vs. Lightning Series Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The Montreal Canadiens are set to meet the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the NHL Playoffs starting on Friday. Here’s a look at the series odds.
Montreal is the top seed in the Atlantic Region of the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 54-24-10 on the season. Tampa Bay is the second seed in the Atlantic Region and has a record of 54-27-8 coming into the series. The Lightning disposed of the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in the first round while the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators in six games. Montreal will have the home-ice advantage in this series.
According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bovada.lv, the Canadiens are the slight favorite in this series, as they are getting odds of -115 to win, while the Lightning are getting a money line of -105 to prevail. Game 1 of the series takes place on Friday at 7PM ET.
During the season, these two teams met five times, with Tampa Bay winning all five meetings. The Lightning actually outscored Montreal 21-8 in the five games. The two hit the over in four of their five meetings. Of the five victories for Tampa Bay, three of them actually occurred in Montreal.