The goal of every team heading into a new season in the NHL is to do better than the year before. The only exception that rule is the team that won the Stanley Cup the year prior. In that case, the St. Louis Blues goal this season is to repeat their successes of last year, which is perhaps a tougher task than what the other teams have ahead of them. For some, simply seeing a year on year improvement is enough, especially id that team is in the midst of a complete rebuild from the ground up. For others, the season is about setting aside the disappointment of the previous season and making it into the playoffs, where any can, and often does, happen. For the Boston Bruins, an improvement over last season would mean that they would be hoisting the Stanley Cup at the end of it all, as they lost to the Blues in the Final last year. They are certainly on pace to have another great season and will try to improve upon their best record in the NHL when they host the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The bruins are favored by 1 ½, with the goal total set at 5. Let’s see how the NHL odds will be for the Stars vs Bruins.
Stars vs Bruins 2020 NHL Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: TD Garden, Boston
- TV: NBCSN
- NHL Odds: Boston Bruins -1.5 / Total 5
Why bet on the Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are emerging as one of the potential favorites to win the Western Conference, but you can bet that their first order of business is simply to continue rolling and hopefully win the Central Division. The Stars are sitting at 37-20-6 on the season, and while that has them in third in the division, they are just 4 points back of the Blues at the top. Dallas is certainly proving that they are ready to take a serious run at the division crown, winning back to back games and going 7-2-1 in their last 10 overall. They have been consistently good on the road, going 18-10-4 SU and 18-14 ATS in their away days. They have struggled against Boston, though, winning just 2 of their last 8 meetings.
- Goals: 2.71
- Shots: 30.19
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.31
- Goals: 2.54
- Shots: 31.89
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.59
Why bet on the Boston Bruins
The Boston bruins have been strong all season long as they look to go one better this season and win the Stanley Cup. As it stands at the moment, they are the only team in the league to have hit the 90-point mark, which they have achieved with a 39-13-12 record. While the Bruins have gone a solid 7-3-0 in their last 10 games, they have now lost 2 in a row, including a 5-2 loss to Calgary on home ice. That was a very rare defeat for Boston in their own building, as they have gone 21-3-9 there this season. The last meeting between these two, which was in Dallas, was a tight affair, with the Bruins running out 2-1 winners in a defensive struggle. No real surprise, though, as each of the last 6 meetings between these two have gone UNDER.
- Goals: 3.28
- Shots: 32.14
- PP/PK Percentage: 25.12
- Goals: 2.56
- Shots: 30.14
- PP/PK Percentage: 16.16
Stars vs Bruins NHL Betting Trends
- Dallas are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
- Dallas are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Boston.
- Dallas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
- Dallas are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.
- Boston are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 6 games against Dallas.
- Boston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
- Boston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas.
Stars vs Bruins Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think we are looking at another tight game between these two, which leads me to a couple of potential wagers. I like the UNDER in this one, plus I also like the Dallas Stars to cover the spread.
Dallas Stars 2 Boston Bruins 3