Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins 02/27/2020 Preview, NHL Picks and Betting Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins 02/27/2020 – In a rare fashion, the Boston Bruins have lost two straight while giving up a combined 14 total points against Vancouver and Calgary, respectively. They will avoid a third straight defeat and back-to-back losses at home when they host the Dallas Stars on Thursday inside the TD Garden. The visiting Stars, who notched their seventh win in nine games, improved to 80 points in the season, just four points removed from the St. Louis Blues who are at the top of the Central Division. The NHL Betting Odds remain conservative for this game, tagging the NHL-best Bruins as favorites at home -175 despite the two straight setbacks, while the Stars are slight underdogs at +155 to win.
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins 02/27/2020
When: Thursday, February 27, 07:30 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBC Sports Network
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins 02/27/2020 Betting Odds:
The Dallas Stars dismantled the Hurricanes in Carolina on Tuesday, 4-1, to make it two wins in a row after they were trounced by the Blues last Friday in a top-level clash in the Central. Coach Rick Bowness experimented with a new line of Roope Hintz, Jason Dickinson and Denis Gurianov who then repaid his trust by pouring in seven points and three goals against Carolina. With the formula working, we could expect the Stars’ head tactician to stick with the same ploy against the best team in the league on Thursday.
Players to watch: Tyler Seguin (GP 63, G 16, A 32, PTS 48), Jamie Benn (GP 63, G 18, A 17, PTS 35), Alexander Radulov (GP 56, G 15, A 18, PTS 33).
Coach Bruce Cassidy was a picture of frustration after last Tuesday’s 5-2 defeat against the Flames at home as he rued the Bruins’ lack of effort in their last two outings. Nick Ritchie, acquired by Boston from Anaheim on Monday’s trade deadline, was hardly a factor in his debut as a Bruin as he did not register a shot on goal and was -2 to finish the game. At 90 points in total this season, Boston relies on a five-point cushion to hold its seat at the peak of the NHL.
Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 64, G 45, A 43, PTS 88), Brad Marchand (GP 64, G 25, A 54, PTS 79), Patrice Bergeron (GP 55, G 29, A 24, PTS 53).
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Under is 5-1 in Stars’ last 6 games as an underdog.
Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Central.
Stars vs Bruins Betting Picks
Boston must have seen enough. The Bruins will not be tamed for a second straight game in front of their home crowd as they will fend off the Stars on Thursday to get back on track. Although Dallas is expected to post a worthy challenge, Boston will keep the visitors at bay and deny them a third straight win.
Score Prediction: Stars 2, Bruins 3.