Planning on watching today’s Stars and Lightning game? Catch the action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, as the Lightning hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BSSW. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Lightning being the favored team playing at home against the Stars.

DALLAS STARS VS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

This game will be played at Amalie Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, December 4th.

WHY BET THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:

  • Our projections indicate that the Lightning should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Lightning on the moneyline
  • The Lightning should also cover at -1.5

Do the Stars Have What it Takes in Tampa?

This season, the Stars have an overall record of 14-5-3. On the road, Dallas holds a 8-1-2 mark, and they are 6-4-1 when playing at home. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference.

When it came to the puck line, Dallas heads in with a 9-13 record. On the road, their mark is 6-5 and their overall home performance is 3-8 vs. the puck line. Games involving Dallas have an average of 6.4 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Stars come in with a record of 12-10-0.

Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 11th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. So far this year, the Stars are 7-3 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 7-2 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Dallas’ leading scorer is Joe Pavelski. So far, he has 11 goals which is 27th in the NHL. Pavelski also comes into the game with 13 assists.

Defensively, the Lightning are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger comes into the game having made 16 starts this season. So far, his record is 10-4 and he has a save percentage of 91.9%.

Can the Lightning Lock in a Home Win?

Facing the Stars, the Lightning have a record of 10-10-5 so far. At home, their record is 6-3-3 and 4-7-2 on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 10th in the Eastern conference.

Regarding the puck line, Tampa Bay comes in with a 13-12 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 6-7, while their home record is 7-5. The average goal total for Tampa Bay’s games is sitting at 7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.6. The Lightning come in with an over/under record of 12-11-2.

Through their last three home games, Tampa Bay has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Lightning are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. So far this year, the Lightning are 7-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 3-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Tampa Bay will be looking for a good game from Nikita Kucherov who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 4th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Kucherov has 25 assists this season.

Tampa Bay defense takes on the Stars ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They alsso are 3rd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has started four games in this season. His current record is 1-3, and his save percentage stands at 85.9%.