Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/23/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (27-26-8) at Dallas Stars (35-20-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -193 / Chicago Blackhawks +173 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: NSCH, FSSW
The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars meet Sunday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 27 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 20 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 85 goals on 996 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 94 goals on 1,152 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Dallas Stars look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Alexander Radulov has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 94 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 53 goals on 721 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 15 games.
The Blackhawks are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Stars are 13-38 in their last 51 Sunday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 3-0-1 in Stars last 4 overall. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won four of the last six meetings against the Stars and have been able to sneak in surprising wins here and there, but overall they look like a team that's running out of gas and looking awfully like the team we saw a couple months ago. The Dallas Stars are back to their winning ways and the offense has stepped up a bit more than what we're used to seeing. The Stars can sometimes play games a little close to the vest, but I'll side with the PL against a Blackhawks team that's falling apart rather quickly.