Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview
Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Odds
The Stars get a visit from the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-0 this season, while the Stars are 2-1. Chicago is 2-1 on the totals; Dallas is 1-2.
The visitors opened as 114 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stars rated this week at No. 19 and the Blackhawks sitting at No. 11.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 23-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Blackhawks have a 90% rate on the penalty kill.
Chicago was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Blues. They won as -117 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +115 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Blackhawks at Stars trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games when playing Chicago
Dallas is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Chicago
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Dallas' last 17 games when playing Chicago
Chicago at Columbus, Saturday, January 26
Dallas home to St. Louis, Saturday, January 26