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Marquee Matchup: Stars vs Blackhawks

Two of the best teams in the NHL hit the ice tonight in Dallas when the Stars host the Blackhawks. Dallas has been tough to beat at home recently, winning five of their last six at the American Airlines Center, but Chicago has played well in Dallas, going 7-1 there.

Shark Bites
  • Chicago is 5-10 in its last 15 games on the road.
  • In 30 career games vs Dallas, Patrick Kane has 42 points.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Dallas' last eight games when playing Chicago.

The Blackhawks have been one of the hottest teams in hockey this month, going 7-2-1 over their last 10 games. The Hawks have had a tendency to play in high scoring affairs on the road, with the total going OVER in eight of their last 12 road games.

The Stars are tied for most wins in the league with the Capitals and will be looking to continue their onslaught of goal scoring after scoring a total of 12 goals in their last two games. Dallas currently leads the league in goals per game at 3.5, while Chicago in one of the league’s best at preventing goals, allowing just 2.37 goals per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Dallas Stars were listed earlier today as -124 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.1 win for the Blackhawks on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Stars sport a record of 25-7-2 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at 20-11-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-16 for the Stars and 12-16-7 for the Blackhawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Chicago injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Dallas Stars and the No. 2-ranked Chicago Blackhawks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Stars No. 1-ranked offense (3.53 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.37 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 23.21% rate while the Blackhawks have a 82.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Sharks. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Dallas won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Wild on December 21. Bettors who backed the Stars at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
  • Chicago is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 12 games on the road
  • Dallas is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Dallas is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Carolina, Sunday, December 27th
Dallas at St. Louis, Saturday, December 26th