Chicago Blackhawks (4-4-4) at Dallas Stars (5-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -175 / Chicago Blackhawks +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars meet Sunday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 43.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with six goals, Dominik Kubalik has eight assists and Alex DeBrincat has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 19 goals on 265 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after losing three of their last four games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 4.1 goals per game and are scoring on 40.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with seven goals, John Klingberg has eight assists and Denis Gurianov has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 14 goals on 153 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Blackhawks are 4-18 in their last 22 road games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 19-39 in their last 58 Sunday games. The under is 5-2 in Blackhawks last 7 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in Stars last 5 overall. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are obviously the better team here and should be looking at this as a chance to kind of get back on track. However, the Chicago Blackhawks have been a lot more competitive than most expected this season and they're now starting to finish games here and there. We've had some solid success lately backing the Blackhawks and taking the PL to provide a little insurance. I'm going to ride that trend once again here.