Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/25/21

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/25/21 Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (24-6-2) at Dallas Stars (10-11-8)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars +158 / Tampa Bay Lightning -180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 16 goals, Victor Hedman has 27 assists and Brayden Point has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 46 goals on 691 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 22 goals on 183 shots.

The Dallas Stars need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 14 goals, John Klingberg has 14 assists and Denis Gurianov has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 39 goals on 433 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 30 goals on 346 shots.

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The Lightning are 36-15 in their last 51 road games and 39-13 in their last 52 overall. The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 7-19 in their last 26 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Lightning last 11 overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Stars last 8 home games. The Lightning are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to play elite hockey at both ends of the ice, they're piling up the wins left and right, and they're the fifth most profitable team in the sport despite being big favorites nightly. The Dallas Stars can't get out of their own way, the offense isn't consistent and they're the third last profitable team in the league. You're losing your shirt if backing the Stars long term this season. The Lightning have also won all four meetings against the Stars this season. Give me the Lightning and 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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