Hockey odds preview - Chicago vs. Dallas
Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at American Airlines Center on Saturday as host Dallas battles the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey odds action.
The Stars sit at 12-11-3 on the season; in comparison, the Blackhawks are currently 22-2-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 11-11-4 OU, and Chicago is 9-17-1 OU.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blackhawks listed earlier today as favorites of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
This game matches up the No. 20 (Stars) and the No. 1 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 17.7% rate while the Blackhawks have a 83.7% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -156 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Dallas lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Ducks on March 14. Bettors who backed the Ducks at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Blackhawks at Stars trends to consider:
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Chicago is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Dallas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Dallas' last 18 games when playing Chicago
Chicago at Colorado, Monday, March 18
Dallas home to Calgary, Monday, March 18