Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/23/21

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/23/21 Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (23-6-2) at Dallas Stars (10-10-8)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars +128 / Tampa Bay Lightning -141 --- 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 to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 29 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 14 goals, Victor Hedman has 26 assists and Brayden Point has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 45 goals on 674 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 22 goals on 183 shots.

The Dallas Stars need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 14 goals, John Klingberg has 14 assists and Denis Gurianov has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 37 goals on 407 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 30 goals on 346 shots.

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The Lightning are 36-16 in their last 52 road games and 38-13 in their last 51 overall. The Stars are 2-10 in their last 12 home games and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The over is 7-2-1 in Lightning last 10 overall. The over is 6-2-3 in Stars last 11 overall. The Lightning are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing elite hockey at both ends of the ice, are piling up the wins at a solid clip and are the sixth most profitable team currently despite being big favorites nightly. The Dallas Stars continue to get respect from oddsmakers but they have yet to prove they're worthy of it and they've lost all three meetings this season against the Lightning. We're not used to getting such a cheap price with Tampa Bay, as we've had to lay the PL a lot lately to make it worth it. Give me the Lightning and the reasonable price.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -141

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

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