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(29-33-10) Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks (47-20-6)
Date: Thursday March 23rd
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: United Center in Chicago, Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago -240
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Chicago -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Coming off a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks, the Dallas Stars head to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks in a Central Division matchup.
Chicago, coming off a 5-4 overtime loss against the Canucks, will look to continue its six-game point streak with a win over the Stars.
With wins in just two of the last six games, the Dallas Stars continue to have a very up and down season, one that won’t see them in the playoffs representing the Central Division.
The Stars have been, at times, fun to watch on offense, but have been one of the worst teams in the league on defense. The team ranks 18th in the league in goals scored, averaging 2.67 goals per game.
Defensively, the team has been much worse, giving up 3.24 per game. Antti Niemi will get the start in goal against the Blackhawks and he’s had a very rough year in goal.
This season, he is 11-11-4 with a 3.35 goals against average and a poor .892 save percentage.
On offense, the scoring has been led by Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Seguin has 24 goals and 44 assists, but has just a single point – a goal – over his last five games.
Benn has 24 goals and 39 assists this season. Over his last five games, he doesn’t have a single point and will look to get out of his slump against Chicago.
It’s been a stellar year for the Blackhawks, who have played their best hockey since the mid-February bye week. Chicago has been great on both offense and defense throughout the season, and is in the top 10 in both goals scored and goals against.
The Hawks rank 6th in the league in goals, averaging 3.04 per game. The team ranks 8th in the league in goals against, giving up just 2.51 per game.
The great goals against number has been due to the fantastic goaltending, along with the defensive pairings. Starting goaltender Corey Crawford is having a wonderful season. Crawford has a 29-15-3 record with a 2.54 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.
Offensively, Chicago has six players with 20 or more goals, including Patrick Kane who leads the team in goals and points. He has 32 goals and 48 assists giving him 80 total points.
Over the last five games, he has two goals and five assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 4-1 ATS in the last five games
- The Total has gone OVER in five of Dallas’ last seven games
Free Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Prediction:
Chicago has been playing fantastic hockey and, despite a tough overtime loss to Vancouver on Tuesday, has had one of the best records since February. Against a Dallas team that can’t play defense, the Blackhawks should grab the W in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 6
I have a feeling we’re going to see quite a few goals in this one. Dallas has the 3rd worst defense in the NHL while Chicago is averaging over 3.2 goals per game since the bye week back in February. I’ll take the OVER in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Dallas 2 – Chicago 5
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