Dallas Stars (13-13-10) at Chicago Blackhawks (17-17-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +100 / Dallas Stars -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 15 goals, John Klingberg has 19 assists and Denis Gurianov has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 47 goals on 509 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 39 goals on 476 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 19 goals, Patrick Kane has 36 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 74 goals on 904 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 32 goals on 329 shots.
The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 8-21 in their last 29 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-2 in Stars last 5 overall. The under is 7-1-1 in Blackhawks last 9 overall. The underdog is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are still a talented team and I know most assume they'll break out of this funk eventually, as this is a team that made the finals last season. However, the Stars continue to pile up the losses and at some point you have to see improvement before backing them. Right now, only the Ducks and Sabres have lost more money this season than the Stars. The Chicago Blackhawks have also won three of the four meetings this season against the Stars. Give me the Blackhawks and the even money at home.