NHL Pick: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars
The Boston Bruins visit the American Airlines Center in Dallas Tuesday where they take on the Stars. These two teams don’t exactly play each other all that often just 10 games over the past 11 seasons and that’s probably a good thing for the Stars as they have won just 2 of the last 6 meetings overall but they have won 2 of the last 3 played at home in Dallas.
Head to Head Trends
Bruins have won 4 of the last 6 meetings overall.
Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
Dallas Stars (+100)
The Dallas Stars are 5th in the Central Division with 49 points 15 points back of the 1st place Predators and just 4 points up on the last place Wild. The Stars had a pretty bad start to the season winning just 10 of their first 28 games but they caught fire in December winning 8 of 9 games but that didn’t last as they have lost 5 of their last 8 games since. The Stars are one of the higher scoring teams in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game but they do struggle on defense at times allowing 3.3 goals per game.
Dallas Stars Trends
Stars are 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Boston Bruins (-110)
The Boston Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division with 54 points 8 points behind the 1st place Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins have not been having the best season especially considering what they have been used to over the last few seasons. They do however seem to be playing much better of late winning 5 of their last 6 games and they have also picked up points in 14 of their last 17 games. The Bruins don’t have the best offense in the world averaging 2.6 goals per game but they are fairly solid on defense allowing just 2.5 goals per game.
Boston Bruins Trends
Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
Bruins are 45-18 in their last 63 vs. a team with a losing record.
I like the Boston Bruins over the Stars in this one. The Bruins have been playing much better of late winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Stars on the other hand have won just 3 of their last 8 games and are one of the worst defensive teams in the league allowing 3.3 goals per game.
Free Pick: Boston Bruins -110 at Bovada