The Dallas Stars, led by Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, are prepared to take the ice against David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in an East-West showdown. The match will get underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27 and it is being shown live on NBC Sports Network.
Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins Odds
Playing the role of big favorites will be the Bruins (-175), whereas the Stars are dogs showing moneyline odds of +155 and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 5 goals (-130 money on the over, +110 on the under).
Even though the team’s posted a record of 39-25 straight up (SU), Boston has earned moneyline bettors a total of 3.0 units this season. Of the team’s 64 games this season, 26 have gone under the total, while 26 have gone over and just four have pushed. The team’s 21-12 SU at home this year.
The Bruins currently tout the third-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has converted on 25.1 percent of their extra-man chances this year. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated fourth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 83.8 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 27.1 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Tuukka Rask (23-14-6) has been the top goalkeeper for Boston this season. If the Bruins, however, choose to rest him, Boston could turn to Jaroslav Halak (16-13-13 record, .918 save percentage, 2.42 goals against average).
Dallas has earned 6.0 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 37-26 straight up (SU). A total of 38 of its matches have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just three have pushed. As a road team, the Stars are 18-14 SU.
The Stars have converted on 21.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for 10th-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully defended 81.9 percent of all penalties.
Ben Bishop (2.45 goals against average and .922 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for Dallas. Bishop is averaging 27.2 saves per game and owns a 23-18-4 record.
Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Over
The Bruins are 0-7 in games decided by shootout. The Stars are 2-2 in shootouts.
Dallas has managed 26.8 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Boston is averaging 36.4 shots per game over its last five at home.
The Bruins this season have recorded the ninth-most hits per game in the NHL (23.7).