Lightning vs. Canadiens Gm 1 Odds

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MONTREAL, Quebec (TheSpread) – The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t have much rest coming into tonight’s Game 1 with the Montreal Canadiens. Will it impact the odds for tonight’s 7PM ET contest?

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Montreal is 54-24-10 on the season and 28-10-6 at home while Tampa Bay is 54-27-8 overall and 20-17-7 on the road. These two have met five times during the regular season and the Lightning have won all five meetings, including three meetings in Montreal. The Lightning actually outscored the Canadiens 21-8 in the five games. These two hit the over in four of their five meetings.

According to online sports book GT Bets, Montreal is the slight favorite to win Game 1, as the Canadiens are getting odds of -125 to win, while the Lightning are getting a money line of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.

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Montreal is coming off a six-game series victory over the Ottawa Senators in which the Canadiens had a 3-0 series lead. Tampa Bay went a full seven games before disposing of the Detroit Red Wings to reach this round. Tampa Bay is averaging 3.10 goals per game while allowing 2.48. Montreal is only allowing 2.23 goals per game, but it is scoring just 2.57 per contest.

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