Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars - 11/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (13-10-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (12-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -135 / Dallas Stars +122 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNC
The Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks meet Thursday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Dallas Stars look for another big victory after winning four of their last five games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 12 goals, John Klingberg has 17 assists and Jamie Benn has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 49 goals on 559 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 15 goals on 146 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in five of their last 10 games.
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The Chicago Blackhawks also look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Artem Anisimov leads Chicago with 11 goals, Patrick Kane has 16 assists and Jonathan Toews has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 42 goals on 624 shots faced and Anton Forsberg has allowed 18 goals on 187 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or less goals in six straight games.
The Stars are 1-7 in their last 8 Thursday games, 15-37 in their last 52 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-14 in their last 18 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Stars are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings.
Both teams have played some decent hockey the last couple of weeks, but the Dallas Stars are still fade material on the road, as they're one of the worst road teams in the league, which includes losses in five of their last six tries. The Blackhawks seem to be playing their best hockey of the season the last few games and will continue to win if the defense holds up. Add the fact the Stars have not beaten the Blackhawks since March of last year, and you have to like the home team here for the reasonable price.