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Moneyline Favors the Tampa Bay Lightning in Battle with the Dallas Stars – Betting Odds and Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning battle the visiting Dallas Stars on Thursday in NHL betting odds action at Amalie Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning were listed earlier today as -160 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 6.

A 3.2-2.2 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

This season the Tampa Bay Lightning are 14-2-2 overall while the Dallas Stars are 9-8-1. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 11-7 on the OU, and Dallas is 9-8-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Dallas injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Lightning, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Dallas Stars, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 1-ranked offense (3.94 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.89 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 28.57% rate while the Stars have a 84.62% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Stars were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They won as -140 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Dallas is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Edmonton, Saturday, November 18th
Tampa Bay home to New York, Saturday, November 18th