Blackhawks vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Picks (Feb. 22): Can Dallas End Its Losing Streak Tonight?

Devon Platana

The Dallas Stars aim to break out of a lengthy losing streak when they host the Chicago Blackhawks for some NHL action on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Dallas already overcame Chicago on home ice with a 6-4 victory back in November, leaving time to tell if the next Blackhawks vs Stars clash ends with a similar result.

The Blackhawks are playing on less than 24 hours of rest following a 3-2 shootout win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Chicago has now rattled off three consecutive victories, leaving fans wondering if it’s just a fluke or if the Blackhawks are showing signs of life.

Meanwhile, the Stars haven’t played since suffering a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. The game was tied 1-1 heading into the third period, however, three unanswered goals from the Blue Jackets sealed the Stars’ fate.

Tonight’s Blackhawks vs Stars showdown is also ripe with betting opportunities that can bring an extra flair to the game. Here’s a look at FanDuel Sportsbook’s latest odds for the matchup, as well as a prediction and the best bet to make, courtesy of Betting News.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Chicago Blackhawks (19-32-5, 7-16-2 Away) vs. Dallas Stars (30-15-12, 15-7-7 Home)
  • Venue & Location: American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Blackhawks vs Stars TV Info: TNT

Blackhawks vs Stars Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel as of Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8:55 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.

Spread

  • Chicago Blackhawks +2.5 (-154)
  • Dallas Stars -2.5 (+126)

Over/Under

  • Over 6 Goals (-104)
  • Under 6 Goals (-118)

Moneyline

  • Chicago Blackhawks +330
  • Dallas Stars -430

Blackhawks vs Stars Betting Trends

  • Chicago is 7-16-2 straight up in its last 25 road games.
  • Dallas is 9-3-3 straight up in its last 15 home games against the Western Conference.
  • The total has hit the over in six of Chicago’s last 10 games.
  • The total has hit the under in 16 of Dallas’ last 29 home games.
  • The total has hit the over in nine of the last 10 Chicago-Dallas matchups.

Blackhawks Seek Rare Road Win

The Blackhawks are piling up the wins at the momentum, but that’s been far from the case this season — especially on the road. Chicago is just 7-16-2 in away games this season and has lost four of its last five road contests.

The offense has been nowhere to be found during the Blackhawks’ last five road games. They’ve been outscored 23-10 over that stretch and were even shut out once. It doesn’t help that the power play is 1-of-16 (6.3%) in those contests, having gone four straight road games without a goal.

Unfortunately, the penalty kill hasn’t been much better. The Blackhawks have allowed four PP goals on 15 opportunities in those aforementioned road games, equating to just a 73.3% success rate.

The bad news for Chicago is that Dallas’ special teams are fairly solid. The power play operates on a 22.9% success rate (No. 12) while the penalty kill has fended off 83.6% of opportunities (No. 4).

The Blackhawks’ chances of success tonight also depend on if Patrick Kane and Max Domi can keep up their impressive play. Both men have seven points apiece during their team’s three-game winning streak — four more points than the next closest period. If they can’t keep the momentum coming, the Blackhawks will be in trouble.

Can the Stars Stop the Bleeding?

Though the Stars are currently the Central Division leaders, they haven’t looked that way in nearly two weeks.

As mentioned before, Dallas has dropped four consecutive matchups ahead of tonight’s Blackhawks vs Stars clash. A lack of goals is one of the main reasons why the team has been stuck in this rut.

The Stars have only found the back of the net five times over that stretch. That’s pretty unusual for a club that’s been averaging 3.21 goals per game this season (T-No. 13).

It’d help if the Stars’ top players could actually show up. Joe Pavelski has gone 13 consecutive games without a goal. Tyler Seguin is on a 10-game goal drought. Even Jason Robertson only has one goal in his last seven outings.

Nevertheless, a date with the Blackhawks is exactly what the Stars need to get back on track.

The Stars are 6-1-0 in their last seven games against the Blackhawks, which includes winning each of the last four meetings. Dallas scored an average of four goals in those contests, indicating that the offense has a great shot to get back on track tonight.

On top of that, the Stars have also won three of their last four games against the Blackhawks on home ice — including the aforementioned 6-4 victory this season.

Blackhawks vs Stars Prediction and Picks

Blackhawks vs Stars Prediction: Stars 5, Blackhawks 3

Blackhawks vs Stars Picks: Blackhawks +2.5 (Best Value: -154 at FanDuel) & Over 6 Goals (Best Value: -104 at FanDuel)

While the Blackhawks have won more lately, the Stars are the better team and should get the job done. Dallas has found a lot of recent success against Chicago and has the tools to get back on track at home. Besides, the Blackhawks are likely tired from last night’s victory.

Having said that, I’m actually backing the Blackhawks at +2.5 on the spread. Although the Stars are capable of blowing out their Central Division rival, a lack of offense lately has me doubting that they can win by three-plus goals.

The over is also 9-1 in the last 10 Blackhawks vs Stars meetings, so there’s a good chance that there’ll be some fireworks tonight. They’ve combined for more than six goals in four of their last five meetings, so I don’t see any reason why they can’t do it again tonight.

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Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.