Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 4/6/2024

The Dallas Stars (48-19-9) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (22-48-5) on Saturday, April 6th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blackhawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Islanders. Puck drop is set for 3:30 ET.

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The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

As the top team in the Western Conference, the Dallas Stars have been favored in 66 of their 76 games this season. They have been on a tear lately, winning eight straight games and going 8-2 in their last ten. On the road, the Stars have won seven straight games and have a record of 25-9-5 this season.

Overall, the Stars have gone 48-19-9 this season and have a six-point lead over the St. Louis Blues for first place in the Central Division. Against Western Conference opponents, Dallas has gone 31-14 this season.

When looking at the Stars’ puck line record this season, they have gone 34-42 overall and 21-18 on the road. Dallas has 27 wins by multiple goals and comes in with a puck line win streak of eight games. So far, the team’s average scoring margin is at +.8 goals per game.

Over their last 10 games, the Stars have gone 8-2 against the puck line, and their road puck line record this season is at 21-18. In their last three games, Dallas has gone 3-0 vs. the puck line, and they have 66 games as the favorite this year.

The Stars played host to the Oilers in their previous game and emerged with a 5-0 win. Offensively, the Stars scored one goal in the first period and four times in the second period. Of Dallas’ five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 32 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Dallas also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 15-18-4 and have won two straight games. Overall, Chicago is 22-48-5, putting them 15th in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division. Against other teams from the Western Conference, the Blackhawks have gone 14-30 this season.

As the underdog, Chicago has gone 18-47-5 this season and has lost three of their last five games. Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone 5-5, and they are 1-2 in their last three games.

Chicago enters the game with an overall puck line record of 34-41 and a puck line mark of 22-15 at home. So far, the Blackhawks have had 11 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Over their last 10 games, the Blackhawks have a puck line record of 5-5, and their average scoring margin for the season is at -1.3 goals per game. In their last three games, Chicago has gone 2-1 vs. the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 32-38.

Coming off a 2-1 loss on the road to the Islanders, the Blackhawks are hoping to bounce back today. The Blackhawks started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Against New York, Chicago’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 19 shots on goal overall.

Chicago went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 3 goals.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. This season, the Stars have a 32-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 16-6 record.

The Stars come in with an over/under record of 41-34-1. Over the season, there have been 41 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.6 goals per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. Looking at how the Blackhawks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 28th in power play goals and 27th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Blackhawks’ have an over/under record of 29-43-3. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Dallas Team Defense

The Stars defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 4 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

The Blackhawks defense is currently 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.2 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 29th with 1 shutouts.

Stars vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • Across their last five home contests, Chicago has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Stars have an puck line record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.

Stars vs Blackhawks Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Blackhawks to pick up on a win over the Stars at home. With the moneyline sitting at +252, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Blackhawks straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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