Dallas Stars Travel to Chicago to Face the Blackhawks
The Dallas Stars will travel to the United Center on Sunday evening to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a Central Division matchup.
This will be the third and final regular-season game with the Stars having won both games so far, including a 1-0 road shootout win back on February 18.
Dallas is currently fifth in the Central Division (40-26-3, 83 points), while Chicago is seventh in the Central Division (24-35-11, 59 points) right now.
This game has a good amount of stakes and some storylines, so it should be an intriguing matchup. Let’s take a closer look at the Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks to figure out on which side we should put our money on.
Game Preview: Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks April 10
Dallas is doing decently well offensively as they are scoring 2.90 goals on 30.7 shots up to this point. Center Joe Pavelski has been doing decently well for the team as he is tied for 29th in the sport in assists and tied for 31st in the league in points as he has posted 68 points (25 goals, 43 assists) with just two points in his last five games.
On the defensive side of the ice, the Stars are allowing 2.96 goals allowed on 30.8 shot attempts. Goaltender Jake Oettinger has been doing decently well as he is 25-12-1 with 2.48 goals allowed per game and a .916 save percentage.
Right winger Patrick Kane has been doing extremely well this season as he is sixth in the sport in assists and 15th in the league in points. He has recorded 80 points (22 goals, 58 assists) with an additional four points in his last five games.
The offense for the Blackhawks has been awful as a team as they are averaging 2.63 goals on 28.7 shot attempts as of this writing. Goalie Kevin Lankinen has struggled brutally as he is just 4-10-6 with a .888 save percentage and 3.62 goals allowed per game. Defensively, Chicago is giving up 3.50 goals on 32.9 shots right now.
Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks Betting Prediction
These teams are not very different on the offensive side of the ice as of late as in the previous five games; the Stars are averaging three goals per game in that stretch while the Blackhawks are scoring 2.8 goals per game.
Neither team is doing well at killing penalties either, as the Stars are killing 78.8 percent of penalties while the Blackhawks are killing 75.5 percent of all penalties against them. Dallas is a brutal 29-40 against the spread this season, while Chicago is a mediocre 35-35 against the spread this season.
All in all, go with the Chicago Blackhawks to cover the puck line at home.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.