Lightning vs Stars NHL Lines & Betting Prediction

Lightning vs Stars NHL Lines & Betting Prediction

Written by on January 15, 2019

The Dallas Stars host the top team in NHL on Tuesday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning head to Big D. Tampa only has 9 regulation losses on their record. No other team in the league has less than 13 regulation losses. Will Tampa show why they’re the favorites to win the Stanley Cup? Or, will the home dog Stars take the Lightning down a peg?

Lightning vs Stars NHL Lines & Betting Prediction

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 8:30 pm ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Radio: Tampa Bay / Dallas
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -152
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6.5

Why Tampa Bay Lightning are a good bet -152?

Tampa’s 16-5-2 road record is amazing considering how difficult it is to win on the road in the NHL. The Lightning are the top scoring team in the league, averaging 4 goals per. They also have the highest power play conversion percentage in NHL.

Tampa lost 1-5 to the New York islanders in their last. Because the Lightning won’t ever lose two matches in a row, they’re as close to a hockey lock on Tuesday night as any team playing.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 4.0
  • Shots For: 33.1
  • Power Plays: 29.9%
  • Face-Offs: 50.5%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 32.2
  • Penalty Kills: 83%
  • Shutouts: 2

Why Dallas Stars are a good bet +130?

Are the Stars a safe bet vs the Lightning on Tuesday night?

Dallas might not be one of the top teams in the Western Conference, but they play like one of the top teams on their home ice. The Stars have an awesome 14-6-2 home record. The only reason they’re above .500 is because of how they dominate on their ice.

The Stars have gone 3-1 in their last 4 at home. Beating Tampa will pose a challenge, but with their fans behind them, Dallas can pull off the upset.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.6
  • Shots For: 30
  • Power Plays: 21.6%
  • Face-Offs: 52.1%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.7
  • Shots Against: 31.3
  • Penalty Kills: 82.6%
  • Shutouts: 4

NHL Betting Trends for Lightning vs Stars

  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 18-3 SU in the last 21 games
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games
  • Dallas is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Dallas is 8-4 SU in the last 12 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games

Lightning vs Stars Final NHL Betting Analysis

Tampa has consistently played like the best team in the National Hockey League. They aren’t perfect, and will drop a game here and there, but they should beat the Dallas Stars on January 15.

Dallas does step it up on their home ice. In their last home game, they failed to touch St. Louis in a 1-3 loss, though. The Stars are a step below the best teams in the league. That’s bad news because they face the best team in NHL on Tuesday night. Dallas will fight. It won’t be nearly enough.

Tampa should win by a couple of goals. So, consider backing on the puck line if you don’t want to risk the -152.

NHL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -152

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