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Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 09/19/2020 NHL Predictions, Previews & Spread

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Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 09-19-2020 NHL Predictions Previews & Spread

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 09/19/2020 – The National Hockey League is now down to two teams with the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lighting battling for the 2020 Stanley Cup. Game 1 is happening on Saturday, September 19 at Rogers Place located in Edmonton, Alberta. It will be NBC that holds the broadcast rights for this game and they will start airing live at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For those who want to watch the live stream, it is available through NHL.TV and SofaScore. It is seen by NHL Betting Lines that the Tampa Bay Lightning will be taking the first blood in this best-of-seven series against the Dallas Stars.

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 09/19/2020

When: Saturday, September 19, 7:30 PM ET

Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta

TV: NBC

Stream: NHL.TV

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 09/19/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Dallas Stars +1.5 (-190) 5 o (-130) +133
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+165) 5 u (+110) -153
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Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars earned their place in this 2020 Stanley Cup finals winning against the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and the latest was against the Las Vegas Golden Knights which they finished the series in five games. Miro Heiskanen is the best scorer of the team and much is expected from him along with Jamie Benn. Second to Heiskanen, John Klingberg is the second-best assist player of the team and has been a key in all the series this year. Jamie Ben and Denis Gurianov are also expected to play big and bring in some points. Anton Kuhdobin is the team’s goalkeeper and showed that he can shut down a lot of teams in the playoffs. 

Players to watch: M. Heiskanen D G 5 A 17 PTS 22, J. Benn JW G 8 A 10 PTS 18, D. Gurianov G 9 A 8 PTS 17. 

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have dominated in all the series that they are in this 2020 NHL Playoffs. In the first and second round, they finished the series against the Washington Capitals and Tampa Boston Bruins in five games while the New York Islanders in the conference finals was six. Nikita Kucherov is the best scorer for both squads and he has been playing great. Along with Brayden Point, they form a lethal one-two punch in the offense. Victor Hedman and Ondrej Palat are also good contributors for the team. Anderi Vasilevskiy is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the NHL right now and he has been the biggest factor why the Lightning are in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Players to Watch: N. Kucherov RW G 6 A 20 PTS 26, B. Point C G 9 A 16 PTS 25, V. Hedman D G 9 A 6 PTS 13.

Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions

Trends

Stars

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games.
Dallas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Dallas is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
Stars are  7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas’ last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Lightning

The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 20 games.
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games against Dallas.
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing at home against Dallas.

Stars vs Lightning Betting Picks

The Tampa Bay Lightning has all the weapons from the offensive and defensive end and is given the upper hand by Top Online Sportsbook as the best bet to take Game 1. This should be closer and the Lightning are facing their toughest challenge in the Dallas Stars.

Moneyline: The Lightning as the favored team is carrying the ML of -153 for this match while the Stars are at +133.

Spread: It is 1.5 points between both teams across the spread. Stars are at +1.5 while the Lighting is -1.5.

Total: The given total for both teams to reach in Game 1 is 5 points. Stars are going over and the Lightning is under.

Score Prediction: 4-2, Lighting wins.