Chicago Blackhawks

Dallas Stars


DAL Stars -1.5 Point Spread

Under 5.5 Game Totals

Puck Line Pick

Chicago hits the road for a key division clash, as they visit American Airlines Center for a game against the Dallas Stars. The Blackhawks snapped their two-game losing streak with nailbiting 2-1 win at home against Nashville. The Stars meanwhile has stumbled a bit losing two of their last three games. Their last game was ugly, as St. Louis was able to get a major win as Dallas surrendered five goals by the Blues. Chicago has won four of the last six games against Dallas. That includes two of the last three by three goals or more. The Stars escaped by a goal the last time the Blackhawks visited American Airlines Center. The Stars puck line is the right call here, even though Chicago will make it tough to the end.

Over Under Pick

Given how well Dallas has played this season, their goal-scoring tendencies are far from the elite level. Chicago clearly has a far more explosive offensive team, but still they aren’t reliable either. In each of the first two meetings, these season goals were sure hard to come by. Both games resulted in three-goal totals. The last of which was a 3-0 shutout by Chicago. When they last faced-off at American Airlines Center, Dallas escaped with a 2-1 win. So taking an under 5.5 total is a smart move.