Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/23/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (9-9-4) at Dallas Stars (13-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -176 / Chicago Blackhawks +159 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 11 goals, Erik Gustafsson has four assists and Alex DeBrincat has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 33 goals on 383 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 28 goals on 423 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Dallas Stars look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with nine goals, Tyler Seguin has 13 assists and Alexander Radulov has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 33 goals on 445 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 19 goals on 242 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Blackhawks are 5-12 in their last 17 games as an underdog, 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog and 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win, 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite. The under is 8-1 in Blackhawks last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 8-3-1 in Stars last 12 home games. The Blackhawks are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Dallas. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are playing better hockey over the last two weeks, as it wasn't long ago when this team couldn't get a stop defensively and looked dead in the water. The problem is the Blackhawks haven't been able to translate that success on the road and continue to struggle in the underdog role. The Dallas Stars are riding a five-game winning streak and that defense continues to show up night in and night out. The price is a bit steep, but I'll take the more trustworthy defense at home than chasing plus money in a bad spot. The Dallas Stars win their sixth straight game.