Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Stars vs Blackhawks Odds
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(30-19-6) Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks (29-22-7)
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hawks -137
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Central Division foes Dallas and Chicago will meet for the fifth and final time of the regular season. The Stars have held a lopsided advantage so far this year with three wins in four meetings, and outscoring the Blackhawks 13-4 in their three wins.
Chicago is not playing great hockey right now and the Stars could really take a stranglehold of the division with a win.
The visitors have owned the Blackhawks for the most part this season, with victories by counts of 4-0, 4-2 and 5-2.
Those wins came with Tyler Seguin in the lineup though, and Dallas will be without the young sniper for at least three weeks as he suffered and achilles injury.
The Stars are coming off a pretty lackluster performance against the Islanders where they really looked like they were missing Seguin as they managed to score just two goals on 35 shots against Thomas Greiss.
The league’s highest scoring team is not blessed with a shut down defence or a goalie who can steal games so they are going to need to figure out how to produce offence in Seguin’s absence.
Cody Eakin stepped in nicely in his first game on the top line alongside Jamie Benn and Patrick Sharp, scoring the game’s opening goal, but he is definitely not Tyler Seguin.
If there’s one thing the Stars can lean on in this game it’s that they’ve been able to pile up power play goals against Chicago, and absolutely shredded the Hawks on the man advantage in a 5-2 win.
In that one they went 2 for 6 with PP goals book-ending a pair of even strength goals, and building a 4-0 lead that chased Corey Crawford from the net.
As mentioned, the Blackhawks just flat out are not playing very good hockey of late.
The league has caught up to Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin and the line that carried the team through much of the season looks to be losing a bit of steam.
A pile of additions leading up to the trade deadline have yet to pay big dividends, as Andrew Ladd has been a little slower to fit back in than expected and Dale Wiese is essentially useless in this lineup, spending much of his time toiling away on the fourth line.
Tomas Fleischmann has been a solid addition, and has scored three times since joining the Blackhawks and seems to be versatile enough to be thrown on any line.
The real x-factor for this team is if Marian Hossa can get back to full speed and start leading the offense alongside Jonathan Toews on the top line.
The Kane, Panarin, Anisimov line has been a bit quiet of late, so if the top line can ease the burden this team will start to get it on track come playoffs.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Over is 12-2 in DAL last 14 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 16-4-9 in CHI last 29 Tue. games.
- CHI are 119-55 in their last 174 home games.
- Under is 29-14-13 in CHI last 56 home games.
- Over is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Chicago.
- Over is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Predictions
This is a huge game for Chicago, more so than Dallas and the Blackhawks are a team that is just so hard to bet against when their backs are against a wall.
A four point gap between them and the Stars with nine games remaining is daunting, but if that gap stretches to six after this game, Chicago can kiss home ice goodbye.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Hawks -137
Good news Hawks fans, Corey Crawford is still out with an “upper body injury” so you won’t have to watch him get torched for four goals and get pulled as he did the last two times these teams met.
Scott Darling has been pretty good in relief of Crawford when he was pulled against the Stars, allowing just one goal in three periods of relief work.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3 – Dallas 2
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