Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks - 4/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (18-17-5) vs Dallas Stars (13-14-10)
Game Info: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +100 / Dallas Stars -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks meet Thursday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 15 goals, John Klingberg has 19 assists and Denis Gurianov has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 47 goals on 509 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 42 goals on 503 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 20 goals, Patrick Kane has 37 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 76 goals on 931 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 32 goals on 329 shots.
The Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-2 in Stars last 6 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Blackhawks last 10 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Stars continue to get respect from oddsmakers, but they also continue to pile up the losses and playing losing teams hasn't helped much either. The Chicago Blackhawks have provided value in the underdog role at times this season and they've won four of the five meetings against the Stars as well. Not sure why the Stars continue to get the benefit of the doubt, but I'll keep fading them. Give me the Blackhawks and the even money.