|1.5 DAL (-170) @ bet365|
I'm playing DALLAS on the puck-line (+1.5 goals) The Lightning have made it look pretty easy so far this season. Their +30 goal differential is by far the best in the NHL. Clearly, they're a very strong team. That doesn't mean that one can't find value in going against them, at times, though. In this case, the champs will be on the road and facing an angry Dallas team which is far more dangerous than its position at the bottom of the division suggests. Keep in mind that Dallas has only played 16 games. Tampa has played 19 and every other team in the division has played between 21 and 24. So, the Stars' lack of points is partly due to lack of games. After getting smoked 5-0 by the Lightning, at Tampa, the revenge-minded Stars are going to be determined to play much better tonight. Five of their last nine games have been decided by at single goal. Expect them to bounce back with AT LEAST a "puck-line cover" in this one.