The Boston Bruins have been a safe total play early in the season with eight of their 10 contests going OVER. The Bruins ranks first in the NHL in goals per game (3.90) and have been rather pedestrian at keeping goals out of their net (3.1 gpg). The Dallas Stars will travel to TD Garden to visit the Bruins Tuesday.
- The home team is 0-4 in the past four games between these teams.
- The Stars are 11-0 in their last 11 as underdogs.
- Kari Lehtonen is expected to start for the Stars after Antti Niemi allowed four goals Monday.
David Krejci has been off to a fast start this season as he is fourth in the NHL in points with 15 through the first 10 games. The Bruins have scored three or more goals in eight consecutive games.
The Stars are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, which ended a three game winning streak. Despite the loss, Jamie Benn continued his stellar season, netting a goal against the Leafs, which brought his NHL-leading total to 10.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Dallas Stars opened as 111 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds – VSB
, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.7-3.3 win for the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Bruins sport a record of 6-3-1 heading into this matchup, while the Dallas Stars sit at 9-3-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-2 for the Bruins and 8-4 for the Stars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Dallas injuries news.
The Stars – Bruins odds would favor the Stars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 6 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Dallas is at No. 2.
The game also pits Boston’s No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.9 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.83 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 35.29% while the Stars defense kills off 76.47% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Stars were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at +151 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Dallas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games
- Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Dallas’s last 19 games on the road
- Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games
- Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Dallas at Carolina, Friday, November 6th
Boston at Washington, Thursday, November 5th