Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars - 2/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (37-20-6) at Boston Bruins (39-13-12)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -170 / Dallas Stars +153 --- Over/Under: 5
TV: NBCS, R360
The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins meet Thursday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Alexander Radulov has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 94 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 55 goals on 794 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 17 games.
The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.1 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 45 goals, Brad Marchand has 54 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 80 goals on 1,083 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 69 goals on 838 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Stars are 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog, 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road underdog. The Bruins are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home favorite, 12-3 in their last 15 games as a favorite and 79-38 in their last 117 home games. The under is 9-3-3 in Stars last 15 Thursday games. The under is 8-3 in Bruins last 11 home games. The Stars are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
The Boston Bruins should be the favorites at home given how well they've played lately, the defensive success and the fact they've won six of the last eight meetings against the Stars. However, the Dallas Stars are playing well enough to take a shot with in the underdog role given what they've done the last couple of weeks and the fact they've been very profitable in these spots lately. And while these things are constantly changing, the Stars are currently the second most profitable team in the sport. I'll take a shot with the plus money.