Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/26/2019
Game: Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-110) Blackhawks (+105)
United Center is the site where Robin Lehner and the Chicago Blackhawks (9-9-5, 6th in the Central Division) will play the Dallas Stars (14-8-2, 2nd in the Central Division) on Tuesday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at +105 while the Stars are priced at -110. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Stars cover 56.5% of the time, having gone 13-10 SU. The Blackhawks cover 39.1% of the time, going 9-14 straight up.
The Dallas Stars step onto the ice with a record of 14 wins and 8 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 67 goals which ranks them 8th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +11, ranking them 7th in the NHL. The Stars currently have a total of 30 pts, which ranks them 8th in the NHL and 4th in the Western Conference. With reference to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 738 which ranks them 9th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL. As a team, Dallas currently has a total of 325 hits which means they have an average of 13.5 per game. They currently have a total of 269 blocks for this season. Looking after the net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has played 880 mins defending the net this year. Bishop is conceding an average of 2.25 goals per contest which puts him at 4th in the West and 6th in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 33 goals. He has a save % of .926 which puts him at 5th in the West.
The Dallas Stars went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2 - 1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks their last time out. The Stars had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this win. In this matchup, they netted 2 out of the 41 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Dallas had a total of 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars was 49 and the Corsi against at even strength was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.1%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against was 33, giving them a rate of 49.2%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 48.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.7 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks put up 39 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The Blackhawks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 9 victories and 9 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently ranked 8th in the conference and 16th in the NHL with 0. They currently have a total of 66 goals for the season which ranks them 11th in the West. Chicago has a team save % of .922 which currently has them ranked 5th in the NHL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.4% which puts them at 8th in the West. In goal for Chicago is Robin Lehner who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.38 GAA and that places him 5th in the Western Conference and 7th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 733 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has allowed 29 goals. His save percentage is .938, which puts him at 1st in the Western Conference and 1st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks squared up with the Dallas Stars in a matchup where the Blackhawks took the loss by a mark of 2 - 1. For this outing, Chicago went home with a 47.9% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 45 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.8% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Stars having earned a 32 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Chicago played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 100.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.9%. The Blackhawks scored 1 goal out of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Stars had 4 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Chicago conceded 41 shots on goal and the Stars had 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (-110)
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