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March 31, 2017 NHL Hockey

Dallas Stars versus Boston Bruins NHL betting preview

Time: 7:35 PM

Venue: TD Garden

Odds for fans who bet on hockey:

Stars +1½ (-165) 6 (+105) +175 
Bruins -1½ (+145) 6 (-125) -210

Dallas: The out-of-contention Stars served as fodder for the Canadiens to increase their lead in the Atlantic Division to four points with a 4-1 loss on Tuesday. That said, as far as eliminated teams go Dallas is actually one of the best. The Stars 3-1 in their last four games entering Tuesday and were not far – though far enough – from the wild card spot in the West. Left winger Curtis McKenzie scored his fifth goal of the season.

Boston: The Bruins extended their lead for the second wild card from the East to three points ahead of the Lightning and four ahead of the Islanders and Hurricaneswith a 4-1 win against the Predators on Tuesday. Boston has won back-to-back games following a four-game skid in mid-March. The Bruins have won four of their last six games with Dallas and are 3-7-1 in the last 11 games hosting the Stars.

Ottawa Senators versus Minnesota Wild NHL betting preview

Time: 8:05 PM

Venue: Xcel Energy Center

Odds for fans who bet on hockey:

Senators +1½ (-235) 5½ (+105) +130 
Wild -1½ (+195) 5½ (-125) -150

Ottawa: The Senators lost 2-3 in a shootout with the Flyers at the worst possible time – which also happened to be Tuesday. Coupled with the Canadiens’ win, the Sens fell four points out of the Atlantic Division’s first place. Luckily for them, the Wild offers a great opportunity to get back on track.

Minnesota: The Wild are second in the Central Division and have already snagged a playoff berth. But like a newly-wedded bride, they have already started to let themselves go. Minnesota has lost nine of their last 10 games, including the last four in a row. Additionally, the Wild is 3-10 in its last 13 games against Ottawa and 1-5 in its last six games when playing at home against the Senators. More like the Minnesota Mild, right?

San Jose Sharks versus Edmonton Oilers betting preview

Time: 9:05 PM

Venue: Rogers Place

Odds for fans who bet on hockey:
Sharks +1½ (-270) 5 (-130) +110 
Oilers -1½ (+230) 5 (+110) -130

San Jose: The Sharks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers on Tuesday, and secured a spot in the postseason in the process – though that had more to do with the Oilers defeating the Kings (and clinching their own playoff berth) than with San Jose beating NYR. The Sharks and the Oilers are tied for second place in the Pacific Division with 93 points, two behind the Anaheim Ducks

Edmonton: The Oilers have won three straight games and seven of the last eight. However, Edmonton is 6-15 in the last 21 games versus the Sharks, and 5-14 in the last 19 visits to Rogers Place. Nonetheless, the Oilers are riding the momentum of earning their first trip to the postseason in 10 years.

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