Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (21-17-14) at Tampa Bay Lightning (35-14-3)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -158 / Dallas Stars +143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Dallas Stars need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 22 goals, John Klingberg has 26 assists and Denis Gurianov has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 70 goals on 747 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 55 goals on 669 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning 11 of their last 17 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 22 goals, Victor Hedman has 35 assists and Alex Killorn has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 82 goals on 1,150 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 32 goals on 265 shots.

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The Stars are 6-21 in their last 27 games as an underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Lightning are 41-15 in their last 56 home games and 73-33 in their last 106 games as a favorite. The under is 11-5-4 in Stars last 20 road games. The under is 6-2 in Lightning last 8 overall. The Stars are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

Right when it looked like the Dallas Stars were making a last second push for a playoff berth, the offense struggles to produce and they lose four straight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are still fighting for playoff positioning and they've been money both at home and in the home favorite role dating back to last season. The Stars have provided very little value in the underdog role. We've also seen the Lightning in much more expensive spots at home. This is a fairly reasonable price. Give me the Lightning here.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -158

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

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