Hockey betting concerns are mounting that the Chicago Blackhawks simply won’t have enough to get over the hump and into the online hockey betting playoffs to defend their Stanley Cup title.
The Dallas Stars will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have over under and side odds on this highly important Western Conference matchup of post season contenders so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Chicago was 27-21-2-2 with the hockey gambling odds and 11-8-2-2 on the road with 13 of their 23 away games going over the total. The Blackhawks have been in and out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
Chicago’s offense remained one of the best as it ranked 4th in the NHL for goal scoring but their defense was in the middle of the pack and ranked 15th for goals against. Patrick Sharp led the Hawks with 47 points and Corey Crawford was coming on in goal with a 2.19 goals against average.
Dallas was 30-18-1-4 with the hockey lines and was 16-7-1-3 at home with 16 of their 27 games as a host going under the total. Dallas was a balanced team that ranked 12th in goal scoring and 14th for goals against.
Brad Richards led the Stars with 59 points. Dallas has been sluggish as of late with just 1 payout in 6 games from January 21 through February 5 with 3 of the last 4 games in that stretch going under the total.
Chicago has won 7 of their last 10 games against Dallas as 10 of the last 11 games in this series have gone over the total including the last 6 in a row. This is the third meeting of the season between these two teams.
Chicago got the money in a 5-3 home payout over Dallas on December 8 but Dallas scored a road payout on January 5 in a 4-2 win. Chicago has won 3 of their last 4 visits to Dallas as 5 of the last 6 hockey betting matchups between these two teams in Big D have gone over the total.