Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks - 4/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks - 4/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (24-36-11) vs Dallas Stars (40-27-4)

Game Info: Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +225 / Dallas Stars -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Dallas Stars in Sunday NHL Action.

The Dallas Stars come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-26-4. Through 70 games, the Stars are 5th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 207 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Dallas is the 14th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.97 goals per game. So far, the Stars have a strength of schedule rating of 8th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 18th ranked team in the NHL.

The Chicago Blackhawks get set to host the Dallas Stars with an overall record of 24-36-11. This mark places them 7th in the Central division. Through 71 games, the Blackhawks have scored 188 goals, giving them an average of 2.59. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, Chicago is the 25th ranked unit, giving up 3.48 goals per contest. So far, the Blackhawks have played the 2nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Chicago's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 27th in the NHL.

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Through 70 games, the Dallas Stars' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 33 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 65. On the season, he is turning 18.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 70 games, he has come up with 26 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 9.0. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.48 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 71 games, Chicago's leading goal scorer is Alex DeBrincat. With his 39 goals and 28 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 67. On the season, he is turning 17.0% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blackhawks have benefited from the strong play of Patrick Kane, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Chicago's 71 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 8.8%. However, when on the ice, the Blackhawks are -16 in scoring differential. Chicago's top goalie is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 49 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 31-39-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-22-1. On the season, 46.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. In Chicago's 71 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-32-5. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 15-18-2. On the season, 58.0% of Chicago's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Blackhawks. Even with a betting line set at just 5.5 goals, I recommend taking the under, as the Blackhawks won't provide enough scoring to push this game over the total.

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