Hi folks,The Montreal Canadiens will take on the Tampa Bay lightning in Today’s Top Totals NHL pick.
The Canadiens are coming into this game after a 3-1 win over the Jets, but will have their work cut out for them here in this one.
The Tampa Bay lightning are looking to bag 2 in a row after easily beating the Ottawa Senators 5-2.
Looking at the last 5 totals for each team, we see the Lightning trending 5-0 to the OVER,
and 9-1 to the OVER in their last 10 overall.
The Canadiens are trending 3-2 to the OVER in their last 5, and 7-3 to the UNDER in their last 10.
looking at probable goalies, we have Eddie Pasquale for Tampa, with a GAA of 4.62 – and Carey Price for the Canadiens with a GAA 2.50.
The head to heads between this teams have been producing a mixed bag of goals. Trending 6-4 to the UNDER
The last match up saw a 3-0 win to Tampa, going way under the total on the 17th of last month.
Things have changed though and The Canadiens have gotten a little looser defensively, and a lot preciser offensively.
If we look at the last 5 games averages – we see Montreal scoring 3.8 while allowing 2.8.
and Tampa are scoring an average of 4.8 while allowing 3.8.
Combining both teams last 5 games we see a 80% OVER trend.
And for all those reasons, Im taking the OVER.