December 7, 2022

Stanley Cup Final Game # 1 Montreal vs Tampa Bay

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Well, will you look at that.The Montreal Canadiens dified the odds and have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Now they get to face reigning champ Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Lightning (No. 3 seed in Central Division) will try to become the ninth team to capture back-to-back titles while facing off in the Final against the Montreal Canadiens (No. 4 seed in North Division).

The Montreal Canadiens have solely made it this far on the back of goaltender Carey Price who has started all 17 games of the Canadiens during the ongoing postseason, goalie Carey Price has posted a 12-5 tally with a 2.02 GAA, a .934 save percentage and one shutout.

Tampa Bay Lightning (12-6) during the playoffs will try to become just the ninth team to win the trophy in consecutive seasons and first since the Pittsburgh Penguins did so in 2016 and 2017. 

America’s Bookie has the following line posted for game #1 of this series.

Moneyline Consensus
MON (+170)
TB (-200)

Trends
Montreal are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
Montreal are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against Tampa Bay.
Montreal are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Montreal are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal’s last 8 games played on a Monday.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal’s last 8 games played on a Monday when on the road.

Tampa Bay are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games against Montreal.
Tampa Bay are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Tampa Bay are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 18 games played in June.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games played on a Monday.

Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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