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Stars vs. Blackhawks Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 9, 2021
Matt Blunt
NHL Expert
VegasInsider.com



Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks Predictions

Score Prediction Stars 3 Blackhawks 2

Dallas is the side that has got everything to play for, but in no way am I trusting them at this premium price, whether they win or not. Not interested in Chicago either as who knows how interested they are in playing spoiler tonight.

The Stars are on life support for a playoff spot right now because consistent offensive production has been a huge issue for them all year (xGF/60 of 2.51, ranked ninth-worst in NHL). Dallas has scored two goals or less in five of their past eight overall, and if the Hawks do end up going through the motions on their end offensively, that's a lot of weight for Dallas in a must-win spot to lift.

Chicago adopting the spoiler role suggests a more defensive-minded game too as they won't be interested in giving up anything easy. Either way, five goals is where I believe this game tops out.

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks Best Bets

  • UNDER

The Dallas Stars enter Sunday night's game losing five of their last six games when playing on a Sunday as the favorites. (AP)

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks Betting Analysis

Dallas is currently sitting in fifth place of the Central Division standings, just one position out of playoff contention with a 22-18-14 record. The Blackhawks are in sixth place of the Central Division standings with a 23-25-6 record. Dallas sits six points ahead of Chicago.

  • Venue: United Center
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks Form

Dallas is fresh off a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Chicago is coming off of a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks Head To Head

Dallas won the last meeting, 5-1, but Chicago has won two of the last three. The goal total has gone OVER 5.5 in four straight meetings between the two clubs.

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks Game Odds

  • Stars -165
  • Blackhawks +140
  • Stars (-1.5) +145
  • Blackhawks (+1.5) -175
  • Over 6 +100
  • Under 6 -120

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change


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