Lightning vs. Stars - 3/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (29-26-10) at Tampa Bay Lightning (40-20-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (St. Pete Times Forum)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -210 / Dallas Stars +188 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, SUN
The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning square off Saturday night at the Amalie Arena.
The Dallas Stars look to win after splitting their last four games. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have one power play goal in their last five games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 29 goals, Jamie Benn has 38 assists and Trevor Daley has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 149 goals on 1,562 shots faced and Jussi Rynnas has given up seven goals on 44 shots.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot with wins in five of their last seven. The Lightning are averaging 3.3 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have three power play goals in their last two games and have won five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 36 goals, Tyler Johnson has 39 assists and Nikita Kucherov has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed 22 goals on 279 shots faced and Ben Bishop has given up 112 goals on 1,287 shots.
The Lightning are 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Stars are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
There's no value with the Lightning and the insane juice. However, the Stars have won eight of their last 10 games in Tampa Bay. With that being the case, I'll take my chances with Dallas on the road here.