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Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning 7/7/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Wednesday July 7, 2021, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
Latest odds
TB -220 ; O/U 5
TV Channel
NBC

The Montreal Canadiens visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday for Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals best-of-seven series. Montreal narrowed Tampa Bay's lead in the series to 3-1 with a 3-2 overtime victory on Monday in Game 4. Josh Anderson scored the winning goal in the extra period to keep Montreal from being swept in the Cup finals and return the series back to Tampa Bay for Game 5.

During the postseason, the leading goal scorer for Montreal is Nick Suzuki with seven, while three others have scored five each. Tyler Toffoli is tied with Suzuki for the lead in assists with nine each and Suzuki is the overall leader in points with 16. Shea Weber is the leader in plus/minus at 4. In goal, Carey Price is 13-8-0 with a goals against average of 2.34 and save percentage of .922.

Tampa Bay had its four-game winning streak snapped in the loss on Monday. However, the Lightning hold a commanding 3-1 series lead and can lift the Cup with a victory on their home ice on Tuesday. Scoring for Tampa Bay in the loss on Monday were Barclay Goodrow and Pat Maroon while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced in net.

During the postseason, Brayden Point is the leading goal scorer for Tampa Bay with 14, while three teammates have eight goals each. Nikita Kucherov is the leader in assists with 24 and overall points with 32, while Point is a distant second in points with 23. Ryan McDonagh is the heater in plus/minus at 17. In goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 15-7-0 with a goals against average of 1.99, save percentage of .935 and three shutouts.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Montreal is 6-2 in its last 8 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 3 (3-1-2) of the Canadiens last 6 as the underdog
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Lightning’s last 15

Free NHL Pick:

under 5

The Tampa Bay Lightning will bounce back with a victory on Wednesday and win the Stanley Cup Finals, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two overall and in five of the last seven meetings the two have played on Tampa Bay's home ice. Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is allowing an average of only 1.99 goals per game during the postseason. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning wins but our best play is UNDER 3-1.

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