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Woeful Blackhawks look to avoid fourth straight loss vs Stars

The Dallas Stars aim for their fourth win in a row when they face off vs the Chicago Blackhawks. The Stars are 4-1 SU in their last five road games and try to pile on to the Blackhawks’ misery as Chicago has dropped five straight games at home and opened as a dog at the United Center tonight.

  • The Blackhawks are 0-5 SU in their last five games with one day off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Stars’ last eight games on the road vs teams with losing records.
  • The Stars are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games vs their division on the road.

The Blackhawks haven’t hit rock bottom but this season has not panned out the way they had hoped. Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games and has dropped to 12th in the Western Conference. At this rate, the ’Hawks could miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season and one of the main reasons has been their performance at home. This season, Chicago is 11-14 SU in its barn whereas last season, the Blackhawks finished with the fifth-best home record in the NHL.

The Stars, on the other hand, have started to hit their stride and sit seventh in the West despite only being seven points back of the Central Division lead. Dallas has been a great wager recently when facing the Blackhawks, winning three straight vs its divisional rival and outscoring them 11-5 in those games. The Stars have also been profitable for puckline bettors on the road as they’re 4-1 ATS in their last five games and were favored in four of those.

The total opened at 5.5 and trends are pointing toward an UNDER. The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Blackhawks’ last eight games at home and they managed only 14 goals in those contests (1.75 goals per game). When you factor in that the UNDER has hit in four of Dallas’s last five games, this matchup could be a snoozer.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Chicago Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as +109 underdogs on the NHL moneyline at Bet365. Betting the OVER/UNDER total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

OddsShark score prediction models pick a 3-2.8 result in favor of the Stars today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Stars will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 31-19-4 this season, while the Blackhawks are 24-21-8. Dallas is 29-24-1 on the totals; Chicago is 23-28-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blackhawks rated this week at No. 22 and the Stars sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks' No. 14-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks power play has clicked at a 15.62% rate while the Stars have a 82.26% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -198 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Chicago was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Flames. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Chicago is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chicago is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Pittsburgh, Friday, February 9
Chicago at Minnesota, Saturday, February 10