Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins Betting Preview

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Tyler Seguin, John Klingberg, and the Dallas Stars will do battle against David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in an East-West showdown. New England Sports Network will broadcast the action, which gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 5.

Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins Odds

Boston heads into the game as the heavy favorite with a moneyline of -155. The line for Dallas sits at +135 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).

Dallas is 8-5 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.6 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 13 regular season matches, six of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and just two have pushed. The Stars are 3-3 SU on the road in 2018-19.

The Stars have found the net on 23.7 percent of their power play chances so far. That’s a good improvement from last season, when they were ranked 19th in the league by scoring on 19.3 percent of their extra-man chances. Their penalty kill has also gotten stronger year-over-year, as they’ve gone from successfully defending 80.9 percent of opponents’ power plays (ranked 13th overall last season) to 85.0 percent this year..

Boasting a .923 save percentage and 27.4 saves per game, Ben Bishop (6-4) has been the top option in goal for Dallas this year. If it chooses to rest him, however, Dallas may go with Anton Khudobin (2-1 record, .923 save percentage, 2.34 goals against average).

On the other side of the rink, Boston is 7-6 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Nine of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and none have pushed. This year, the team is 4-1 SU as the home team.

The Bruins have converted on 26.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for eighth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.1 percent of all penalties.

Jaroslav Halak (27.4 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Bruins. Halak has four wins, four losses, and two OT losses to his credit and has maintained a .952 save percentage and an outstanding 1.45 goals against average this year.

Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Bruins, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Stars are 2-3 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Bruins are 3-2 SU in games where they spend more time in the box than the opposition.
  • Dallas could hold the upper hand if this one comes down to the wire. The team’s 2-0 in games decided by one goal, while Boston is 1-3 in such games.
  • The total has gone under in each of Boston’s last five games.