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Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks (7-3-1) at Dallas Stars (4-4-2)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars -123 / Chicago Blackhawks +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: WGN, FSSW

The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars meet Saturday night in a NHL showdown at the American Airlines Center.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for their second road victory of the season while building on a four-game winning streak. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Artem Anisimov leads Chicago with seven goals, Richard Panik has four assists and Artemi Panarin has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 61.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 18 goals on 281 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have split their last 10 regular season road games.

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Dallas Stars look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to rebound from a 3-4-2 start. The Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with five goals, Jamie Benn has six assists and Jason Spezza has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Antti Niemi has given up 18 goals on 179 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 12 goals on 120 shots. The Dallas Stars have won 10 of their last 14 regular season home games.

The Blackhawks are 7-15 in their last 22 vs. Central and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blackhawks are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Dallas and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.

The Dallas Stars are too talented of a team to sit back and watch the losses pile up, and they've been terrific on their home ice over the years. The Blackhawks have also lost six of the last seven games against the Stars. So, while the Blackhawks are playing better hockey right now, I like the Stars at home for the cheap price. 

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Dallas Stars -123

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