- The Bruins have won seven of their past 10 and lead the NHL with 90 points when they host the Stars tonight
- The Stars have won seven of their past 10 and are second in the Western Conference with 80 points
- Read on for the odds, preview and best bet for tonight’s game
Two teams that have been rewarding bettors recently will face off with each other on Thursday, as the Boston Bruins host the Dallas Stars at 7:30 pm EST at TD Garden.
They are on their way to securing spots in the playoffs and they’ve been hot lately, both winning seven of 10 straight up. That has yielded a 35.6 percent return on investment in that span for Dallas and an 11.4 percent ROI for Boston.
A game between two bettor-friendly teams that figures to have a playoff-style atmosphere should be a lot of fun. Here’s a look at the Dallas vs Boston odds.
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins Odds
|Dallas||+153||+1.5 (-175)||Over 5.0 (-130)|
|Boston||-170||-1.5 (+155)||Under 5.0 (+118)|
Odds taken Feb. 26
Last Time Out
These teams haven’t played since the opening night of the year when everyone was still getting conditioned to the rigors of NHL gameplay and trying to gel with new teammates.
Boston won that game on the road over Dallas, 2-1, thanks to a pair of first period goals (both inside the first six minutes) and a 28-save performance from goalie Tuukka Rask.
The #NHLBruins kicked off the 2019-20 season on the right foot Thursday night.
🎥 Check out all the highlights from the 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars pic.twitter.com/P0LLRdQ4Bb
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 4, 2019
While it’s important to be aware of how these teams fared in their only prior meeting this season, keep this in mind: it happened almost five months ago. A lot has changed, especially in the wake of this past Monday’s trade deadline.
Potential Debut for Kase
Thursday could be the first time forward Ondrej Kase dons the black-and-gold Bruins jersey after being traded from the Ducks earlier in the week for two players and a first-round pick.
Kase hasn’t played since February 7 (and is currently “questionable” with the flu), but once he’s back in the lineup he’s sure to make an impact. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has said Kase will start on Boston’s second line with center David Krejci.
The real reason the Bruins picked up Ondrej Kase?
He's 4-for-5 in shootout attempts this season.
7-for-14 in his career. pic.twitter.com/XPTCytaE0I
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) February 22, 2020
This year has been a tough one for Kase, who only has seven goals in 49 games. But based on his previous two seasons (31 goals in 96 games), it’s clear he possesses a scoring touch.
Seguin Facing Familiar Foe
Speaking of tough years, Dallas’s Tyler Seguin is having his share of struggles with the Stars. Seguin, who has been at or near a point-per-game each of the past six seasons, is well below that mark now (48 points in 63 games).
Little dangle to backhand for the OT winner?
— NHL (@NHL) February 17, 2020
But he has scored in consecutive games entering Thursday, and, who knows, he might bring some extra passion to a game against the Bruins — his former team. Seguin got his start in the NHL with Boston back in 2010 and was traded to Dallas three seasons later.
He has nine points in 13 career games against the Bruins.
Despite a solid 10-game stretch, the Bruins have been flat out embarrassed in their past two games, losing twice by a combined score of 14-5.
Dallas, meanwhile, has won three of four. The Stars are also 6-0-2 in their past eight road games. The “Under” both both of these teams has also cashed in six of ten games. So bet on the same result as the last time these two teams matched up: a low-scoring affair won by the road team.
Pick: Dallas SU (+153); Under 5.0 goals (+118)
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