Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Stars vs Lightning NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(21-18-14) Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (36-14-3)
Date: Friday, May 7th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +130 / -150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Tampa -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Lightning on the other side of things have not missed a beat in their defense of Lord Stanley’s mug and they will look to continue that defense with yet another impressive performance over the Stars on Friday.
The Stars now sit in 5th place in their division and a playoff berth looks quite unlikely at this point, but they will be a team to watch next year when they get healthy, as this team was just decimated by injuries this year.
Joe Pavelski has had a shockingly good season so far with almost 50 total points on the year, but he has not been the only one to step up for Dallas in the absence of some of their stars with Roope Hintz and Jason Robertson stepping up and producing over 80 points between them.
Anton Khudobin looks like he will be getting the start between the pipes and although his numbers are not amazing, he has had a solid year and I would expect him to be their starter going into next year.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning should come into this game with plenty of confidence, as they are coming off of beating this Stars team by a score of 6-2 and there are not many reasons to point to that would make you believe it won’t happen again.
That is especially true when you consider that the Lightning are 6-1 in the season series as well, with one of their few worries coming into this game being the health of their Vezina-level starter Andrei Vasilevskiy who would be a big miss here if he can’t go.
Brayden Point has also not missed a beat since last year, as he has already contributed with 48 points with 23 of those being goals and he already has 4 goals against the Stars this season, so it would not be a surprise to see him build upon that tally here on Friday.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Stars are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Stars are 1-6 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Lightning are 113-38 in their last 151 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Lightning are 45-17 in their last 62 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Free Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction:
The -150 we are getting on Tampa Bay in this home spot seems like to good of a price to turn down, as I think Vasilevskiy will be able to go here and the Lightning have the advantage in so many areas of the ice.
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