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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars - 2/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Amalie Arena
Tampa, FL
The Line
Tampa Bay -195 / Dallas +160 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Southwest
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The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Dallas Stars in Thursday night NHL action.

The Dallas Stars avoided a third consecutive defeat with a 3-0 victory at Florida on Tuesday. Florida did put 30 shots on goal with no success while Roberto Luongo gave up two goals on 18 shots.

Tyler Seguin scored in the first and third for the Stars with Esa Lindell lighting the lamp in the second. Alexander Radulov posted a pair of assists and Anton Khudobin brushed aside 30 shots to get the win for Dallas.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won three in a row after routing Calgary 6-3 on Tuesday. Sean Monahan scored twice for the Flames with Mark Giordano also finding the back of the net. Elias Lindholm posted three helpers and Johnny Gaudreau added two assists while David Rittich gave up six goals on 27 shots to get the loss.

The balanced Tampa Bay offense saw Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette, Niklita Kucherov, Anthony Cirelli, Yanni Gourde and Steven Stamkos all supplying goals. Kucherov assisted three times with Point adding a pair of helpers to lift the Lightning and make a winner of Andrei Vasilievskiy and his 19 stops.

Stars are 6-2 in their last 8 overall and Stars are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic and under is 19-5-4 in Stars last 28 road games. 

Lightning are 59-23 in their last 82 home games and Lightning are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. Central and under is 5-2-1 in Lightning last 8 vs. Central. 

Stars are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and over is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.

I don’t like playing big favorites so I’ll reduce the juice with the Lightning…

Pick:
Tampa Bay -.5 // will update

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