Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Boston Bruins travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -102 and the Stars at -108.
Boston has a record of 10-6-2 this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 56 goals and given up 47 goals for a point differential of +9. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-8-0 and an over/under record of 6-11-0. Dallas has a record of 9-7-2 this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 51 goals and surrendered 50 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 9-9-0 while their over/under record is 7-9-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 10-8-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 6-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 9-9-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 7-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
11/15/18 D Zdeno Chara Lower Body injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Dallas
10/30/18 D Charlie McAvoy Upper Body IR (10/18)
10/25/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is out 4-6 weeks
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
11/15/18 C Devin Shore Lower Body is out indefinitely
11/15/18 D Marc Methot Lower Body is questionable Friday vs Boston
11/09/18 D John Klingberg Upper Body IR (11/09)
11/02/18 D Connor Carrick Foot IR (11/02)
10/03/18 C Martin Hanzal Back IR (10/03)
10/03/18 D Stephen Johns Head IR (10/03)
Jaroslav Halak has 6 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 353 shots against him and he's given up 24 goals. He's made 329 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 9 goals this year with 61 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 6 goals on 38 shots. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the season.
Jamie Benn has scored 14 total points this year for the Stars. He has 7 goals this season with 50 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Ben Bishop has 6 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Stars. He has 364 shots against him and he's surrendered 31 goals. He's made 333 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Tyler Seguin averages 21.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 5 goals on 82 shots. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have allowed 59 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this year. That is 23rd in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.33% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 5th in the league. The Bruins have 22 total points this season, ranking 7th in the NHL in offense. They are 12th in the league with 56 goals while they've given up 47 goals, which is 25th overall. They have had 63 power play opportunities and scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 32%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Stars are 24th with 51 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 50 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.46%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 11th place in the league. The Stars have a total of 20 points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They have 11 power play goals on 49 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 12th. They've allowed 57 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 17th overall.
Boston is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.7%, as they've attempted 1,028 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,000 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.4% as they have 793 attempts while they have given up 781 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 14th in the league. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 557 face-off wins compared to 539 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Boston has 363 hits and they have blocked 219 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Stars are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.2% for the season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 566 face-off wins compared to 505 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Dallas has 390 hits and they have blocked 272 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. Dallas is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.6% as they've attempted 944 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,081 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.7% ranks 25th as they have 710 attempts while they have given up 809 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Stars NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Boston -102
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -102
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