Now up 3-0, Tampa Bay is looking to finish off its emphatic four-game sweep of Montreal to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. The Lightning are favored to get the outright win for the fourth consecutive game. The NHL odds are all offering stunning value in the BetUS online sportsbook right now.
Tampa Bay at Montreal
When: Monday, July 5, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
TV: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Radio: TSN 690 – 98.5FM, 970 WFLA
Tampa Bay -155
Tampa Bay -1½ (+165)
Montreal +1½ (-190)
Lightning 5-1 +1800
Pick: I’m going with the Lightning to get the 5-2 road win in Game 4 seeing as how they’ve completely and utterly dominated Montreal. Tampa Bay won Game 1 by four goals, Game 2 by two goals, and Game 3 by three goals. The numbers suggest the Lightning will win this one by four goals.
3 Goals Without Reply
Analysis: While this feat didn’t happen in Games 1 and 3, Tampa Bay did manage to score three straight goals in Game 2. I see no reason why the high-scoring Lightning can’t pull this feat off again in Game 4 at relatively decent -115 odds.
Score in First 9½ Minutes of Game
Analysis: After finally nailing this wager in Game 3 after two futile attempts in the first two games of the finals, I’m completely and utterly convinced it will happen again in Game 4, with Tampa Bay being the likely culprit once again. Following an 0-for-2 start, I’m feeling like a 2-0 finish against this wager sounds about right.