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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars 1/15/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Dallas Stars (18-14-2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (25-9-5)
January 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -200 / Dallas Stars +160; Over/Under: +6
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The Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Saturday night.

The Dallas Stars will try to rebound from a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Florida Panthers last time out. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 15 goals and 20 assists while Jason Robertson has 32 points with 13 goals and 19 assists and Roope Hintz has 27 points with 15 goals of his own. Miro Heiskanen also has 22 points with 18 assists. Braden Holtby’s posted a 6-8-1 record with a 2.56 GAA and a .920 save percentage while Jake Oettinger is 9-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to build on their 4-2 win over Vancouver in their last game. Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning in scoring with 45 points including a team-high 18 goals along with 27 assists while Victor Hedman also has 39 points with a team-high 32 assists as well this season. Alex Killorn has 35 points with 11 goals and 24 assists while the aforementioned Hedman has a team-high +12 plus/minus rating as well for the Bolts this season. Andrei Vaslievskiy has seen the bulk of the workload between the pipes for Tampa Bay this season, posting a record of 21-6-3 with a 2.18 GAA and a .924 save percentage on the year.

Dallas is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Eastern Conference and 0-5 in their last 5 games as a road underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games played on no rest. Tampa Bay is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference and 43-17 in their last 60 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.

I get the allure of the Stars who have been playing some solid hockey, but they just had their butts whooped on Friday night by the Panthers and this is a quick turnaround to have to deal with the defending champions on the hop. Tampa Bay’s had their ups and downs, but they’re playing some solid hockey right now and I think this is just a spot where the Lightning add to Dallas’ misery with a win in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Tampa Bay -1.5

Chris Ruffolo

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