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NHL Betting Line Favors the Chicago Blackhawks over the Dallas Stars Thursday

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Dallas Stars dueling the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday at United Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Blackhawks were listed earlier today as -240 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 6.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.6-1.6 win for the Blackhawks on Thursday. 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 Chicago Blackhawks bring a 47-20-6 record to the battle against the 29-33-10 Stars. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 34-28-11 so far and the Stars go 39-33. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Dallas injuries news.

The Stars - Blackhawks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dallas is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.04 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.24 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 19.12% while the Stars defense kills off 74.12% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Dallas was a 1-0 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Dallas at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at +229 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
  • Dallas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Chicago is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Chicago's last 25 games
  • Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to San Jose, Friday, March 24th
Chicago at Florida, Saturday, March 25th