Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Mar 09, 2021

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Both Chicago–Dallas games in 2021 have ended in the third minute of overtime, and on Chicago’s second goal of the night.

Chicago
24-25-5-2
AT
March 09, 2021, 8:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center
Dallas
23-19-8-6
Puckline +1.5 -217
Moneyline +124
Over / Under o +5.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Puckline -1.5 +180
Moneyline -149
Over / Under u +5.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Two wins in their last 13 games has the Dallas Stars two points out of last in the Central Division, and 12 points behind the Chicago Blackhawks for the division’s final playoff spot. The two clubs meet in Dallas on Tuesday night for their third head-to-head of 2021. The Blackhawks are 2-0 this season against the Stars after a pair of overtime wins.

The one caveat in all of the reigning Western Conference champion’s 2021 struggles is they have six games in hand on Chicago, so if Dallas were to go on a run it would put them right in the thick of the playoff race. Puck drop at American Airlines Center is 8:30 p.m. EST.

Blackhawks vs. Stars Betting Analysis

Both Chicago–Dallas games in 2021 have ended in the third minute of overtime, and on Chicago’s second goal of the night. Alex DeBrincat walked it off in their first battle, while Pius Suter did the same in their second meeting, which came exactly one month ago.

The Blackhawks have easily been the hotter team as of late too, winning 10 of their last 15 games. When it comes to facing off against one other, Chicago’s also taken five of those last seven.

Despite recent history and current levels of play, the NHL odds still have Dallas as a home favourite to win at -134. The Under has connected in all of the last five Stars’ games, hence the Under 5.5 going at -120 odds.

Chicago Blackhawks

With 14 goals, DeBrincat is currently a top-five scorer in the NHL in just his fourth season. DeBrincat’s especially benefited from playing on the wing across Patrick Kane, who’s now second in the league with 38 points in 26 games.

The top-line duo has steered Chicago to a comfortable playoff spot and just five points back of first place almost two months into the season. Chicago’s been getting some fantastic goaltending too, from their pair of Kevin Lankinen and Malcom Subban. Lankinen’s had the higher workload with 17 games played and nine wins, but both are currently posting nearly identical save percentages nearing .920.

Dallas Stars

Those back-to-back overtime losses against Chicago last month were one of the Stars’ turning points on the season. It also marked the beginning of Alexander Radulov’s absence, who was over a point-a-game before going down with a lower-body injury. The Stars are 2-6-4 since Radulov’s injury, and rank in the bottom third of the NHL in goals per game.

Dallas got back to scoring during a 5-0 win on Saturday — appearing to be another turning point and this time in the right direction, but they followed up the win by going down 3-0 to Nashville on Sunday, and fighting back to force extra time, only to lose in a shootout.

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