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Chicago Blackhawks

Dallas Stars
18-4-4 November 29, 2013, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 12-9-2

Hockey bettors look for value at American Airlines Center on Friday as host Dallas battles the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey odds action.

The Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 18-4-4 this season, while the Stars are 12-9-2. Chicago is 14-12 on the totals; Dallas is 13-8-2.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before puck drop in this match found them as -157-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Stars, most recently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

The Blackhawks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -119 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 11.11% rate while the Blackhawks have a 73.97% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Chicago at Winnipeg, Saturday, November 30th
Dallas home to Edmonton, Sunday, December 1st