Chicago Blackhawks (13-9-5) at Dallas Stars (8-8-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -135 / Chicago Blackhawks +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Thursday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to rebound after ending up on the wrong side of a 6-1 decision at the hands of the Dallas Stars last time out. Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 38 points coming on 11 goals and a team-high 27 assists while Alex DeBrincat has 28 points with a team-high 14 goals and 14 assists. Dominik Kubalik has 20 points with 9 goals and 11 assists while Mattias Janmark has 15 points with 9 goals and 6 assists. Pius Suter has 13 points with 8 goals and Carl Soderberg’s on 11 points with 7 assists while Adam Boqvist and Philipp Kurashev each have 10 points this season. Kevin Lankinen continues to lead the way in goal for Chciago, posting 9 wins with a shutout and a 2.76 GAA in his team-high 17 appearances between the pipes for the Blackhawks this season.
The Dallas Stars will look to pick up back-to-back wins for the first time in over a month following their win over Chicago last time out. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 24 points coming on a team-high 13 goals and 11 assists while John Klingberg has 16 points with 4 goals and a team-high 12 assists this season. Roope Hintz has 14 points with 6 goals and 8 assists while Denis Gurianov, Miro Heiskanen and Jason Robertson each have 13 points with Gurianov and Robertson each having 4 goals and 9 assists while Heiskanen has 11 assists this season. Jamie Benn has 12 points with 8 assists and Alex Radulov has 11 points with 8 assists as well. Anton Khudobin’s seen the bulk of the action in goal for Dallas, picking up five wins with a pair of shutouts with a 2.46 GAA in 13 games played this season while John Oettinger has 3 wins with a shutout and a 2.12 GAA in 10 games played this season.
Chicago is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Dallas is 2-7 in their last 9 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 2-0-2 in their last 4 games as a favorite. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
I get why Dallas would be favored at home here, especially after looking so dominant in the last game against the Blackhawks. However, the Stars haven’t won back-to-back games since starting 4-0 this season and that was at the end of January. Chicago continues to provide value in the underdog role this season and just backing the Blackhawks this season you’re up $662. I’ll look to add to that total with the Blackhawks on the money line with the plus money here.