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NHL betting line favors Stars over Blackhawks

Chicago BlackhawksDallas Stars
March 16, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Odds

38-25-8TEAM RECORD39-27-5

American Airlines Center hosts an NHL battle between the Dallas Stars and the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

The Stars are 39-27-5 so far on the season. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are 38-25-8. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 28-35-8 and the Blackhawks go 36-34-1 on the totals.

View Chicago vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blackhawks listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Stars at No. 16 and the Blackhawks at No. 12 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas' No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 14.7% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 78.5% of their penalties.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at +102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blackhawks at Stars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chicago's last 16 games when playing Dallas
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Washington, Sunday, March 18
Dallas home to Phoenix, Tuesday, March 20

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