Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars
|Date & Time||Saturday March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +138 / Dallas Stars -175 -- Over/Under: 6
The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 40 goals, Jonathan Toews has 40 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 189 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 72.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 84 goals on 818 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 107 goals on 998 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in their last nine games.
The Dallas Stars look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 27 goals, Alexander Radulov has 34 assists and Jamie Benn has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 81 goals on 1,161 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 72 goals on 929 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed a combined one goal in their last three games.
The Blackhawks are 16-33 in their last 49 road games, 23-48 in their last 71 games as an underdog and 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games. The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite, 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 7-2 in their last 9 home games. The Blackhawks are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Dallas and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 37-12-4 in Blackhawks last 53 overall. The under is 32-14-5 in Stars last 51 overall.
The Chicago Blackhawks have cooled off these past couple of weeks and continue to have their issues on the road. The Dallas Stars have caught fire again thanks to a defense that has allowed zero goals in each of its last seven periods. The Stars have won 12 of their last 16 games when allowing three or less goals. The Stars have also won five of the last six meetings against the Blackhawks, which includes a 4-3 road win a couple of weeks ago. Have to like Dallas to stay hot on its home ice.