Stars vs. Blackhawks - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (35-16-4) at Dallas Stars (33-14-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -110 / Chicago Blackhawks +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSSW
The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars square off Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 31 goals, Artemi Panarin has 32 assists and Jonathan Toews has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 92 goals on 1,308 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 32 goals on 361 shots. Crawford has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring 21.7 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 28 goals, Tyler Seguin has 28 assists and Jason Spezza has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 82 goals on 915 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 53 goals on 579 shots. Niemi has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The Stars are 20-6 in their last 26 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Dallas and 11-4 in the last 15 meetings overall.
This should be a hell of a game between two of the better teams in the league. And while Chicago has been more consistent recently, the Dallas Stars don't lose often on their home ice. I'll side with the Stars here.