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Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars - 11/5/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars (8-5-0) at Boston Bruins (7-4-2)
Date & Time Monday November 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Boston Bruins -175 / Dallas Stars +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
NESN, FSSW
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NHL | Dallas Stars (8-5-0) at Boston Bruins (7-4-2)
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The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins meet Monday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The Dallas Stars look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with six goals, Tyler Seguin has 11 assists and John Klingberg has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 23 goals on 297 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed seven goals on 91 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Boston Bruins could use a big win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 11 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 12 assists and Brad Marchand has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 11 goals on 230 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has allowed 17 goals on 173 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in seven straight games.

The Stars are 5-12 in their last 17 road games, 4-12 in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Bruins are 35-17 in their last 52 home games, 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Stars last 6 road games and the under is 7-0 in Bruins last 7 overall.

I'm not sure why anybody would be looking to lay this much juice with a Boston Bruins squad that's piling up the losses and can't get much going on the offensive end. The Dallas Stars are a hot hockey team that's giving up very little defensively and unlike the Bruins, is positive in betting units so far this season. The value here is with the Stars and the plus money.

Pick:
Dallas Stars +130

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