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NHL betting line favors Bruins over Stars


Boston Bruins

Dallas Stars
29-15-2 January 16, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 21-18-7



Dallas will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to American Airlines Center.

The Stars bring a 21-18-7 record to the battle against the 29-15-2 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 24-19-3 so far and the Bruins go 15-16-15.

View Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as 114 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stars rated this week at No. 23 and the Bruins sitting at No. 5.

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In their last action, Boston was a 4-3 loser at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at +177 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Dallas was a 5-2 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Dallas at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense (2.87 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.22 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 12.96% rate while the Bruins have a 82.78% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Boston at Chicago, Sunday, January 19th
Dallas at Minnesota, Saturday, January 18th

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