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Dallas Stars Visit Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Dallas Stars arrive at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning were listed earlier today as -170 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-2.8 victory for the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Stars will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-1-0 this season, while the Lightning are 3-1-0. Dallas is 2-1 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 1-2-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Dallas injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 2-rated Dallas Stars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 23.08% while the Stars defense kills off 60% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-2 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Dallas at -174 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Florida, Saturday, October 17th
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Saturday, October 17th

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