The Tampa Bay Lightning head out to Montreal in high spirits with a 2-0 series lead. After blowing out the Canadiens in the first two games, they bring the momentum with them as they play their first away game of the Stanley Cup Final. They secured another convincing victory against their opponents that ended 3-1. So far, the Lightning has only conceded 2 goals since the start of the Final and continues to uphold a staggering offensive line.
If the Canadiens don’t step up, there’s a good chance that Tampa Bay snatches one in front of their home crowd. Meanwhile, we’ve seen improvements coming from their side since the loss, but if they fail to make the necessary changes, a 3-0 deficit might mean the end of the line for the team.
Can the Habs get on the series scoreboard at home? Or will the Bolts continue to take them down and get closer to winning the trophy two years in a row? NitroBetting news team offers you a guide that covers specifics of the best hockey and sporting events coming your way. We bring you an all-inclusive guide that tackles the teams, NHL odds, their respective betting trends, and our very own expert betting predictions. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds and lines out our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!
Lightning vs. Canadiens Game 4 Information
- When: Monday, July 5, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- TV: NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
- Radio: AM 970 WFLA (Lightning) // TSN 690 AM (Canadiens)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning (-156) / OU: 5.0
Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Lightning?
Can the Lightning be stopped? After three games in the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals, the answer to that has been a resounding no, as the Canadiens have not done anything close to show they can upset the Bolts. Tampa Bay has already scored 14 goals in the series to just 5 by the Canadiens. Not only do the Lightning have an insane assemblage of elite skaters, but they also have the best goaltender in the entire playoffs.
Andrei Vasilevksiy is thoroughly outplaying Carey Price. The Russian goaltender has surrendered just five goals on a total of 97 shots faced so far in the series. And he’s doing that while being supported by an average of 4.67 goals per game by Tampa Bay in the Finals. These Lightning have a simple two-pronged approach against the Habs, who have been dying either through Tampa Bay’s lethal offense or via Vasilevskiy’s suffocating performance.
Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?
Whatever happens in Game 4, the Canadiens can be proud of what they have achieved this season. That said, it wouldn’t be a good look for the storied franchise if they will be swept in the series right in front of their home crowd, so it is to be expected that Price and the rest of the Habs will be extra aggressive in Game 4.
That’s what they have already been doing of late, though. The Canadiens have taken more shots on goal in Games 2 and 3 than Tampa Bay. Their offense has woken up in Game 3 with three goals, but those came just when Price and the Habs’ defense were struggling mightily. Montreal has to do a better job of limiting Tampa Bay’s high-danger shots. The Lightning were outshot, 35-30, in Game 3 but had 10 high-danger shot attempts to just five by the Canadiens.
Lightning vs. Canadiens Betting Trends
- The Lightning are 4-0 in their last four games in the Stanley Cup Finals.
- The Lightning are 71-22 in their last 93 games against a team with a losing record.
- The Lightning are 6-2 in their last eight games as the road favorite.
- The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last seven home games.
- The Canadiens are 9-4 in their last 13 games as an underdog.
- The Canadiens are 11-5 in their last 16 games in the NHL.
Lightning vs. Canadiens Expert Betting Predictions
After three games in the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals, the Lightning have made a case that’s as clear as day that they are way better than Montreal. Then again, it’s not over ‘till it’s over, so Montreal can’t be counted out completely. As long as the Canadiens keep generating shots, as they have done the past couple of games, they will always be a threat to steal a win.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.