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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Dallas on Friday at American Airlines Center.
The Stars bring a 24-19-2 record to the battle against the 18-23-4 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 19-23-3 so far and the Lightning go 29-15-1.
The Lightning were listed as +-145 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Stars and the No. 27-ranked Lightning, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 14.1% rate while the Lightning have a 79.2% rate on the penalty kill.
The Lightning were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Dallas was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They lost as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Lightning at Stars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Tampa Bay is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Dallas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay at Phoenix, Saturday, January 21
Dallas at Minnesota, Saturday, January 21