Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs. Stars NHL Odds
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(28-30-8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars (35-27-5)
Date: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas TX
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Stars -167
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 7
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For all intents and purposes Chicago will probably fall just short of a miraculous comeback to make the Western Conference playoffs. The Hawks are 9 points out of the 2nd wild card spot but are still fighting as evidenced from Thursday’s SO win over the Sabres.
Dallas has a hold on the 1st wild card spot in the West but the Stars and Wild are still within striking distance of at least the Coyotes and Avalanche. Therefore Saturday night’s game from the American Airlines Center is must-win for Big D.
Oddsmakers have struggled to find a total that Chicago goes ‘under’ on. You’re rich if you’ve rode Chicago overs to a 15-0-1 record over the last 16. That stat isn’t just a testament to the Hawks top 10 scoring offense – it shows how bad their defense has been.
Corey Crawford is the probable starter for a Chicago defense that has yielded 43 goals in the last 9 games. Crawford has given up 10 goals in his last two starts but was helped out by Patrick Kane, Artem Ansimov, and the Chicago offense in a 5-4 SO win on Thursday.
The line of Dallas -167 almost seems on the cheap side for a Stars team that’s on a 4 game win streak. It was the Stars who essentially killed Chicago’s postseason hopes with a 4-3 win at the United Center two Sundays ago. Do the Hawks exact some sort of revenge in this one?
Dallas has definitely used defense to fuel their recent win streak, giving up just 1 goal in the last three games. Interestingly enough, it’s Anton Khubodin who is expected in net Saturday instead of Ben Bishop. It was Khubodin who engineered the win over Chicago two weeks ago however.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blackhawks are 16-33 their last 49 road games
- Over is 7-1-1 Blackhawks last 9 vs. team with a winning record
- Stars are 4-0 their last four overall
- Blackhawks are 1-5 the last 6 H2H meetings
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction:
Chicago was horrible on a recent road trip to the West Coast, losing to the last place Kings and barely squeaking by the Ducks. The Star are a much better team than both of those squads and with more to play for. That being said, with how good Dallas’ defense has been playing the only true value in this game is on Chicago’s ‘over’ streak to finally break.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 7
If Crawford can hold Dallas to 4 or less, Chicago’s offensive woes force an ‘under.’
NHL Free Score Prediction: Stars 4 – Blackhawks 2
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