Lightning vs. Habs Game 4 Prediction
The Lightning will go for a sweep of the Canadiens on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Montreal salvage at least one win the series or is Tampa Bay the best play tonight from a betting standpoint?
021 Tampa Bay Lightning (-158) at 022 Montreal Canadiens (+132); o/u 5
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, July 5, 2021
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS SPIN
Steven Stamkos said Tampa Bay is focused on winning the series and not the possibility of doing it on home ice. "We're focused on the start of next game," Stamkos said on Sunday. "All those other things work themselves out. You never know what's going to happen in the course of a game or a series." Coach Jon Cooper was also asked if lifting the Stanley Cup back at home has crossed the minds of the players and his response was that the team was only interested in winning and not where they win. Stamkos hasn't earned a point in the last two games after scoring in Game 1 of the Final. He has eight goals and 18 points in 21 matches this postseason.
Montreal Canadiens DFS Spin
Carey Price will get the start in goal for the Canadiens Monday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Montreal coach Dominique Ducharme was asked Saturday if Jake Allen could start. "No. Carey's the guy playing Monday," Ducharme replied. "If you wonder or people wonder about who's gonna be in net, Carey's gonna be in net." Price has been mediocre in the Final, losing all three games with a 4.38 GAA and a .835 save percentage.
Lightning vs. Islanders Game 4 NHL Prediction
The Lightning are now 14-2 in their last 16 games versus the Habs and are 5-1 in their last six games at the Bell Centre. The favorite has also cashed in 20 of the last 27 meetings between these two teams while Tampa is 87-39 in its last 126 games as a favorite. On the other side, the Canadiens are winless in their last four games after allowing five or more goals in their previous game and are 0-4 in their last four contests when their opponent scores five goals or more in its previous contest.
NHL PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -158