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Hockey odds preview - Boston vs. Dallas

Boston BruinsDallas Stars
Dec 31, 8:00 PM | American Airlines Center

Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars Odds

24-9-1TEAM RECORD20-15-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Dallas and Boston on Saturday, with the host Stars trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Stars are 20-15-1 so far on the season. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 24-9-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 15-19-2 and the Bruins go 17-17 on the totals.

View Boston vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bruins listed as favorites of 150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Stars sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.9 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Bruins have a 89% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Boston at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Stars were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3-1
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-7-1
After a win are 9-1

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bruins at Stars trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at New Jersey, Wednesday, January 4
Dallas home to Detroit, Tuesday, January 3

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