The Boston Bruins have been setting the league on fire since replacing Claude Julien for new head coach Bruce Cassidy, and the Killer B’s can improve to 6-1 since the move with a win over the Dallas Stars in the Lone Star State on Sunday. Sportsbooks opened the Stars as slight +115 moneyline underdogs with a total of 5.5.
- The visiting team is 6-0 SU in its last six games in this matchup.
- The total has gone OVER in nine of the Bruins’ last 12 games.
- The Bruins are 0-9 SU in their last nine games on the road after winning their most recent road game.
Boston’s recent run has done wonders for their playoff run, as the Atlantic Division is one of the tightest in the NHL. Brad Marchand has been on a hot streak of late, and the Nova Scotia native now has five goals and five assists in February and a team-leading 61 points.
Stars defenseman Johnny Odouya, who could be moved prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline, is questionable to play this afternoon after missing the last 15 games with a lower-body injury. The veteran has missed 25 tilts this year.
Boston and Dallas have a penchant of playing to the OVER in Texas. In the last four matchups between the squads in Dallas, the OVER is 3-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Boston Bruins opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-1.6 win for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Stars sit at 24-27-10 on the season; in comparison, the Boston Bruins are currently 31-24-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 32-29 OU, and Boston is 29-26-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Boston injuries news.
This game puts the Dallas Stars, most recently No. 11 in the Odds – Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Boston Bruins, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Stars No. 14-ranked offense (2.79 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.66 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 17.51% rate while the Bruins have a 86.22% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Bruins were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
Dallas won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Coyotes on February 24. Bettors who backed the Stars at -265 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
- Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Boston is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
- Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games
- Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Dallas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’s last 6 games
- Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to Arizona, Tuesday, February 28th
Dallas home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, February 28th