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NHL betting line favors Blackhawks over Stars

Dallas Stars

Chicago Blackhawks
12-9-4 December 03, 2013, 08:00 PM | United Center 20-4-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Dallas battle on Tuesday at United Center as the Blackhawks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Chicago battles the Stars, currently with a 12-9-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-13 for the Blackhawks and 13-10-2 for the Stars.

View Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Stars listed earlier today as underdogs of 170 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Blackhawks) and the No. 21 (Stars) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Dallas was a 3-2 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Coyotes on November 30. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense (3.64 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.92 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Stars have a 81.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Dallas at Toronto, Thursday, December 5th
Chicago at Minnesota, Thursday, December 5th