Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars Betting Preview

Daniel GimenezHockey, NHL

David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, and the Boston Bruins are set to face off against Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in an East-West showdown. This one will get started at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 16 and it will be shown live on New England Sports Network.

Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars Odds

The money line for either team is currently set at an identical -110 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-125 money on the over, +105 on the under).

Though the team is 10-8 straight up (SU) this season, Boston has actually lost 1.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. 11 of its outings have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Bruins team is 3-6 SU on the road.

Boston currently has the second-best power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s found the net on 31.7 percent of its extra-man opportunities this season. Its penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and it’s successfully killed off only 76.3 percent of all penalties..

Boasting a .932 save percentage and 27.4 saves per game, Jaroslav Halak (6-6-2) has been the top option in goal for Boston this year. If head coach Bruce Cassidy decides to rest him, however, Boston might turn to Tuukka Rask (4-4 record, .901 save percentage, 3.05 goals against average).

Dallas is 9-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. Nine of its matches have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 6-4 SU at home thus far.

The Stars have converted on just 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.7 percent of all penalties.

Ben Bishop (27.8 saves per game) has been the top netminder in the crease for the Stars. Bishop has six wins, six losses, and one OT loss to his name and has recorded a pedestrian 2.61 goals against average and a .915 save percentage this season.

Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of Dallas’ last five games.
  • Boston skaters recorded 24.3 hits per game last season, while the Stars accounted for 22.7 hits per contest.