Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (14-4-1) at Dallas Stars (6-6-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars +180 / Tampa Bay Lightning -220 --- Over/Under: 2 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars meet Tuesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 10 goals, Victor Hedman has 15 assists and Brayden Point has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 88.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 28 goals on 451 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up eight goals on 77 shots.

The Dallas Stars need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 10 goals, John Klingberg has 11 assists and Denis Gurianov has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 25 goals on 295 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.

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The Lightning are 71-34 in their last 105 road games and 58-22 in their last 80 overall. The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Lightning last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Stars last 4 overall. The Lightning are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are starting to find their form and becoming more and more tough to fade. The Dallas Stars are watching their defense slip a bit and the losses are starting to get out of hand. The Lightning just beat the Stars a couple of days ago by a score of 5-0 and they've won five of the last six meetings against them overall. Backing the Lightning here is the only option for me, and I'll lay the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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