Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (13-4-1) vs Dallas Stars (6-5-4)

Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -175 / Dallas Stars +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Dallas Stars need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 32.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with nine goals, John Klingberg has 10 assists and Denis Gurianov has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 20 goals on 235 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with nine goals, Victor Hedman has 13 assists and Brayden Point has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 28 goals on 406 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up seven goals on 45 shots.

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The Stars are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The Lightning are 69-29 in their last 98 home games and 57-22 in their last 79 overall. The under is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Lightning last 4 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The ravorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Dallas Stars should be motivated for this contest considering Tampa Bay prevented them from winning the cup a few months ago, but they're playing terrible hockey right now and are fresh off a loss against the Panthers that may be tough to put behind them. The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to pile up the victories and remain one of the better home teams in the league. There's only one way to go here, and I'll lay the PL with the Lightning for added betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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