Lightning vs. Stars NHL Prediction

Lightning vs. Stars, 3/23/21 NHL Predictions & Betting Odds

A rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final will take place again on Tuesday night in Dallas where the Stars will host the defending champion Lightning at 8:30 p.m. ET. Will the over continue to be profitable in this series?

Game Snapshot

065 Tampa Bay Lightning (-160) at 066 Dallas Stars (+140); o/u 5.5

8:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Venue: American Airlines Center

TV: ESPN+

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Curtis McElhinney stopped 29 of 32 shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over Florida. McElhinney was superb in the second period when he stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced. The Lightning only had six shots on target during the second stanza. The team woke up in the third period with three goals, including an empty-netter, to help McElhinney end his three-game winless skid (0-2-1). He has a 3-3-1 record this season.

Dallas Stars DFS Spin

Anton Khudobin allowed just three goals on 22 shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout home loss against the Nashville Predators. Khudobin was staked to a 3-1 lead after 13:02 in the second period, and he had allowed just a power-play goal to Ryan Johansen at that point. However, Filip Forsberg got him at 17:54 of the second to slice the lead to 3-2, and Eeli Tolvanen leveled the game at 3-3 with an even-strength goal at 14:15 of the third. Johansen beat him again in the shootout in the second round, and Calle Jarnkrok settled things with the winner in the fifth round.

Lightning vs. Stars NHL Prediction

The over is 17-6-4 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams, is 5-0 in the Lightning’s last five road games and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games overall. On the other side, the over is 6-2-3 in the Stars’ last 11 games overall, is 5-0-2 in their last seven home games and has cashed in five of their last six games as an underdog.

NHL PREDICTION: LIGHTNING/STARS OVER 5.5

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