Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Tips

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Tips

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Tips

The Tampa Bay Lightning (41-20-5) host the Montreal Canadiens (31-28-9) in the NHL at the Amalie Arena on Thursday evening.

The Lightning went down to a fifth loss in regulation in their last six games when beaten 2-1 on home-ice by the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Mitchell Stephens scored the goal for Tampa Bay, while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 33 shots.

Tampa Bay are averaging 3.49 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 2.80 (GA). Nikita Kucherov leads the way for the Lightning in goals, points and assists, with 31, 80 and 49 respectively. They are 21-10-2 on home-ice this season.

Betting Odds - Winner

The Canadiens come into this game on the back of a 6-2 win on the road at the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. In doing so, they improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games.

Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia, Jeff Petry, Charles Hudon, Paul Byron and Jordan Weal all scored for the Canadiens, while Carey Price stopped 20 shots.

Montreal are averaging 3.01 GPG, while they are allowing 3.06 (GA). Tomas Tatar is the leading player for the Habs in terms of goals, points and assists, with 22, 61 and 39 respectively. They are 17-12-3 on the road this season.

Lightning vs Canadiens Betting Lines & NHL Tips

Tampa Bay can be backed at odds of -185 (1.54) with bet365 Sportsbook on the Money Line, with Montreal available at +165 (2.65) with Betway.

Current form favours the Canadiens here, but the Lightning have the home-ice advantage and still look the best bet to win in this match-up. They are therefore the tips in our NHL predictions for this game.

NHL Tips: Money Line – Tampa Bay Lightning to Win @ -185 (1.54) with bet365

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