Lightning vs. Canadiens Prediction
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won three of their last four games entering tonight's contest at the Montreal Canadiens. Will Tampa Bay reverse its fortunes in this spot?
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Bell Centre at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Lightning are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Canadiens are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Lightning doubled up at Senators
Tampa Bay lost by a count of 4-2 Saturday at Ottawa to drop to 2-2-1 on the season. After falling behind 1-0 with 6:16 left in the second period, the Lighning evened the score less than a minute later on an Ondrej Palat goal assisted by Tyler Johnson. Tampa Bay gave up another goal in the final minute of the second, but evened it up again with 11:04 to play in the third period via a Luke Witkowski goal assisted by Patrick Maroon and Mikhail Sergachev. The Lightning proceeded to allow two more goals the rest of the way to take the loss. Craig McElhinney gave up three goals on 33 shots in the defeat.
Canadiens roll past Blues
Montreal cruised to a 6-3 home win over St. Louis Saturday night to improve to 2-1-2 on the season. Tomas Tatar gave the Canadiens a 1-0 advantage with 7:01 left in the first period on a goal assisted by Brendan Gallagher and Phillip Danault. The Blues tied the score later in the first, but Jonathan Drouin put the hosts back ahead at 2-1 with 1:13 to go in the period with assists going to Ben Chiarot and Christian Folin. St. Louis would take a 3-2 lead in the second period before Montreal tied it back up on a Danault goal off assists by Tatar and Gallagher. Artturi Lehkonen gave the Canadiens a 4-3 advantage at the 12:30 mark of the third period on assists courtesy of Jeff Petry and Jordan Weal. Gallagher pushed it to a two-goal lead later in the third off assists from Max Domi and Victor Mete. Domi completed the scoring on assists by Drouin and Brett Kulak with 2:28 left. Carey Price picked up the win as he gave up three goals on 29 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Lightning are 42-10 in their last 52 games versus the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay is 44-18 in its last 62 Tuesday games.
The Canadiens are 6-1 in their last seven home games. Montreal is 7-2 in its last nine games versus the Atlantic Division.
Tampa Bay is too good and too talented to be held down for long. It will also have No. 1 goalie Sergei Vasilevskiy back in net for this contest. While the Canadiens looked sharp offensively in their last game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues, they won't likely see the same output here while also struggling more at their back end.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -140