Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM (American Airlines Center)
TB -135 O:U 6
The Tampa Bay Lightning go to Dallas, Texas to take on the Dallas Stars on Monday at the American Airlines Center. The Lightning is coming off of a massive victory over the Winnipeg Jets, crushing Winnipeg by six goals with a 7-1 victory. Tampa Bay has won three of their last five games and has scored 15 goals in their previous five games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 29-15-4 on the season, with a road record of 14-8-2, playing pretty well away. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the best offensive teams in all of the NHL, scoring the fifth-most goals in the NHL and are also in the top ten in goals allowed, playing terrific on both ends of the ice. The Lightning has been fantastic this month, even going on a ten-game winning streak, playing arguably the best hockey of any team this month.
The Dallas Stars are coming off of two-game losing streak, as the Stars have lost to the Buffalo Sabres and the Minnesota Wild in their last game. The Stars' loss to the Stars was quite the loss as they were defeated by a score of 7-0 to Minnesota, playing maybe the worst game the Stars have played all season.
The Dallas Stars are 27-17-4 on the season and are third in the Central Division. The Stars are led offensively by their star Center, Tyler Seguin, who has 36 points on the season so far. The Stars struggle on the offensive end, only ranking 29th in the NHL in goals, but have had the NHL's best defense, only allowing 118 goals this season.
Tampa is 19-29 ATS this season
Lightning is 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win.
Dallas is 25-23 ATS this season
Stars are 13-5 in their last 18 home games.
This is a matchup of, when they are on form, two of the best teams in all of the NHL. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning is a much more consistent and balanced team. The Lightning is top ten in both offense and defense, while the Dallas Stars have one of the worst offenses, but have the best defense. I think that consistency and balance are more important and will result in a win for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this game. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 4-3.