Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21

Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21 Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (13-14-10) at Chicago Blackhawks (18-17-5)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -105 / Dallas Stars -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks meet in NHL action from the United Center on Thursday night.

The Dallas Stars will look to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in their last game. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 34 points including team-highs of 15 goals and 19 assists while John Klingberg has 25 points with 19 assists as well this season. Roope Hintz has 11 goals while Jason Robertson has 16 assists and Miro Heiskanen has 15 assists this season. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.6 shots with a 24.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 27.5 shots with a 77.8% success rate on the PK this season.

The Chicago Blackhawks will be out to build on their victory over the Blackhawks last time out. Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 51 points including 14 goals with a team-high 37 assists while Alex DeBrincat has 38 points with a team-high 20 goals and 18 assists. Dominik Kubalik has 28 points with 13 goals and 15 assists while Mattias Janmark and Pius Suter each have double-digit goals this season. As a team, Chicago is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.2 shots with a 25.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals on 33.4 shots per game with a 74.1% success rate on the PK this season.

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Dallas is 8-22 in their last 30 games overall and 3-10 in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 9-2-3 in their last 13 road games. Chicago is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games overall. Dallas is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teqms.

This line has flip-flopped since the open and I’m one of the people who is behind that line shift. I am done with the Stars. This is not the same team that reached the cup final years ago and I think at this point the team should just mail it in and worry about next year. Chicago on the other hand at least has some potential and is not far off from the playoff chase. The price isn’t that bad with Chicago either so I’ll lay it and play it with the Blackhawks here.

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Chris’s Pick Chicago -105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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