Chicago Blackhawks (5-4-4) at Dallas Stars (5-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8:30 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 Tuesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 37.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with six goals, Dominik Kubalik has eight assists and Alex DeBrincat has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81 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 need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Dallas Stars are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with seven goals, John Klingberg has eight assists and Denis Gurianov has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 14 goals on 153 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed eight goals on 94 shots.
The Blackhawks are 5-18 in their last 23 road games and 7-20 in their last 27 Tuesday games. The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Blackhawks last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Stars last 7 games as a favorite. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I've said in previous write ups that the Chicago Blackhawks are competing and playing better than many thought they would this season, and now they're starting to finish these games and leave with two points. The Dallas Stars are still the better team and they should break out of this funk eventually, but it's hard not to keep backing the Blackhawks with the way they're competing. Of course, I'll take the PL to provide a little insurance.