Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21 Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (19-6-2) at Dallas Stars (9-9-6)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars +133 / Tampa Bay Lightning -153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 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 for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 28.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 12 goals, Victor Hedman has 21 assists and Brayden Point has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 39 goals on 595 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 16 goals on 126 shots.

The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 14 goals, John Klingberg has 12 assists and Denis Gurianov has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 34 goals on 364 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 24 goals on 289 shots.

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The Lightning are 9-4 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 37-14 in their last 51 overall. The Stars are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-13 in their last 17 overall. The over is 5-0 in Lightning last 5 overall. The over is 4-1-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The Lightning are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Dallas and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have had no problems winning on the end of a back to back and you usually don't get them at these prices. The Dallas Stars have shown some recent signs of life, but I'm not sure it's enough to back them against some of the better teams in the league. The Stars are still the fourth least profitable team in the sport. You're still losing the shirt if backing the Stars. Also, the Lightning have outscored the Stars 7-0 in the two meetings this season. I'll lay the juice with the Lightning.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -153

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

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