Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

The Canadiens will play the Lightning on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. Your timezone's face off time is 7:08 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

We're now in the back half of the 2023-24 NHL regular season. Face off for the matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning happens on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. Review each team's performance trends and insights below. Finally, recall that each team's point tally determines their playoff eligibility and seed. Stacking up as many wins as possible is key to securing an optimal NHL playoffs berth.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - The Montreal Canadiens now have a 85.00 SportsBetting3.com power ranking with the Tampa Bay Lightning starting this game with a 90.00 power ranking. Generally speaking, the team with the higher power ranking will be the moneyline favorite.
  • Away Montreal Canadiens - The Montreal Canadiens have a 11-12-6 record as an away team. That standing puts them 10th in the league for away team wins. However, the Montreal Canadiens now rank 8th for away team losses.
  • Home Tampa Bay Lightning - The puck drops for the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 18-8-4 record as a home team. That result ranks them 5th in the league for home team wins. But, they now sit at 11th for home team losses.
  • Goals Scored - Heading into the second half of the 2023-24 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens rank 21st (170) for goals scored. The Tampa Bay Lightning currently rank 5th (210) in the league for goals scored.
  • Goals Against - Teams that allow fewer goals have better defensive players and goalies. The Montreal Canadiens rank 3rd (215) in the league for goals allowed. As for the Tampa Bay Lightning, they've allowed 210 goals this season, resulting in a 6th league ranking.
  • Shootout Records - A tie following 3 periods of regulation time and overtime mean a shootout will be held to determine the winner. The Montreal Canadiens have a 4-5 shootout win-loss record, with the Tampa Bay Lightning owning a 2-0 shootout record.
  • Team Records - The Montreal Canadiens have a 23-28-9 record and the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 32-24-6 at this point in the 2023-24 NHL regular season.

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Hear ye, hear ye, NHL fans! Montreal Canadiens face Tampa Bay Lightning...on Saturday, March 2nd in a crucial battle for playoff seeding...NHL teams with the highest point totals earn the best playoff seeds...Montreal Canadiens have a 23-28-9 record, while Tampa Bay Lightning...stand at 32-24-6...have a look at each team's standings below...

We've calculated the best moneyline, puck line, and goal total lines...for this matchup...place a bet on this hockey game at BetRivers, BetWay, or BetMGM...learn how to bet on hockey at SportsBetting3.com...It's sure to be a magical showdown between these two fierce foes...

Both teams will be seeking a victory to improve their playoff chances...Montreal Canadiens with a 0.383 win percentage and 55 points...Tampa Bay Lightning boasting a 0.516 win percentage and 70 points...may the best team prevail on the ice come game day...don't miss out on the action of this high-stakes clash of titans...cheer on your favorite team and enjoy the excitement of NHL hockey!

Best Canadiens at Lightning Odds


Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Montreal Canadiens
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -265 moneyline favorite. Risk $265 to win $100 on the Tampa Bay Lightning at BetRivers. The Montreal Canadiens are the +220 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $220 on the Montreal Canadiens. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetMGM has the best over line of 6.5 goals. Risk $115 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 6.5 goals. Risk $105 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Puck Line Betting Odds
Underdog

Montreal Canadiens
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a -1.5 -105 puck line at BetMGM VA. They are the puck line favorite in this matchup. The Montreal Canadiens have a +1.5 -115 puck line at BetRivers VA. The Montreal Canadiens are the puck line underdogs. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the moneyline for the Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -265 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and the Montreal Canadiens are the +220 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024?

The best over line is 6.5 -115 goals at BetMGM, which means you risk $115 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 6.5 -105 goals at BetRivers, and that means you risk $105 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the puck line for the Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are -1.5 -105 puck line favorites at BetMGM, while the Montreal Canadiens are +1.5 -115 puck line underdogs at BetRivers.

NHL Odds Example

NHL Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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Canadiens
Lightning
3/02/24 7:08pm EST
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Possible Moneyline Outcomes
  • Montreal Canadiens bettors risk $100 to win $205 at +205 odds. The implied probability for Montreal Canadiens is 32.79%.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning bettors risk $100 to win $37.74 at -265 odds. The implied probability for Tampa Bay Lightning is 72.6%.

Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Prop Bets

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Canadiens
Total Goals
MTL at TBL
3/02/24 7:08pm EST
2.5 o -1122.5 u -117Bet
Canadiens
Total Shots On Goal
MTL at TBL
3/02/24 7:08pm EST
26.5 o -11226.5 u -112Bet
Lightning
Total Shots On Goal
MTL at TBL
3/02/24 7:08pm EST
32.5 o -11832.5 u -106Bet
Lightning
Total Goals
MTL at TBL
3/02/24 7:08pm EST
4 o -1034 u -129Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 NHL Regular Season Standings - Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning
Team GP W L OTL wPct Pts ROW GF GA Diff Home Away SO L10 Strk
x - Tampa Bay Lightning82452980.5499842291268+23.025-11-520-18-33-15-4-1W1
Montreal Canadiens823036160.3667626236289-53.016-20-514-16-114-82-4-4OT4

Montreal Canadiens & Tampa Bay Lightning Futures Odds

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Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Odds
2024-25 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Odds

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Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Odds
2024-25 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Odds

Team
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Lightning
+1900
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Montreal Canadiens & Tampa Bay Lightning Team Pages

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