Despite a 4-1 loss to the Stars in game one Tampa Bay remains the Stanley Cup favorite. Tampa Bay had a better record and metrics with the NHL betting odds. Dallas has gotten goal scoring that nobody knew existed. The jury is out if they can sustain that in a seven-game series. Also not lost among fans and gamblers was who carried the play-in game one. To illustrate Tampa Bay outshot Dallas 36-30. Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin was stellar between the pipes. Dallas is to be respected for their Cinderella run. But Tampa Bay is deeper and better.
2020 Stanley Cup Final Schedule and Television Coverage
|Game 1:||Saturday, September 19, 2020, Stars 4 vs. Lightning 1|
|Game 2:||Saturday, September 21, 2020, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN|
|Game 3:||Wednesday, September 23, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN|
|Game 4:||Friday, September 25, 8 p.m. ET, NBC|
|Game 5:||Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8 p.m. ET, NBC *|
|Game 6:||Monday, September 28, 8 p.m. ET *|
|Game 7:||7: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 8 p.m. ET *|
2020 Stanley Cup Final SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, we have a Lightning team trusted by gamblers for its sustained excellence. Dallas is a new online betting thing after years of mediocrity. Thus, Tampa Bay attracts most of the action.
Tampa Bay Lightning Overview
Only Boston was as deep and complete as the Lightning. Correlate how Tampa Bay dominated the Bruins in their playoff series.
Key Lightning: RW Nikita Kucherov 6 G, 20 A, 26 PTS, +13 +/-, 0 PPG, 7 PPA, 0 SHG, 8.3 SPCT, D Viktor Hedman 9 G, 16 A, 25 PTS, 10 +/-, 1 PPG, 3 PPA, 0 SHG, 16.7 SPCT, G Andrei Vasilevskiy 14-6, 1.88 GAA, .929 SVPCT, 0 SO
Dallas Stars Overview
On the whole, the Stars’ offensive explosion in the playoffs is a major surprise. Dallas has long been a strong defensive team. But goal scoring lacked until this postseason.
Key Stars: D Miro Heiskanen 5 G, 18 A, 23 PTS, +5 +/-, 2 PPG, 6 PPA, 0 SHG, 10.6 SPCT, LW Jamie Benn 8 G, 10 A, 18 PTS, +1 +/-, 3 PPG, 1 PPA, 1 SHG, 13.6 SPCT, G Anton Khudobin 13-6, 2.54 GAA, .923 SVPCT, 1 SO
Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars Against the Spread
The Lightning, are:
- 10-3 vs. the line as a favorite
- 2-5-2 under the total when laying money
- 11-6 against the odds versus Western Conference teams
- 5-1-2 over the total against the Western Conference
The Stars are:
- 13-7 in their last 20 games against the Eastern Conference
- 4-1-2 over the total when facing Eastern Conference opponents
- 10-2 in their last 18 games as a dog
- 0-4-2 under the total at plus money
- 3-0 in their last three games with Tampa Bay
- 1-2-2 under the total against the Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars SBG Free Pick
In this situation, Tampa Bay has been a freight train with the NHL lines. Over a seven-game series, their depth should be the difference. Tampa Bay has more secondary scoring in the long run.
2020 Stanley Cup Final SBG Best Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning