Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Nov 30): Stars vs Blackhawks Prediction
Thursday night has seven games up on the board. Many big games like Chicago versus Dallas will be on Thursday. Seven games will likely keep any hockey fan busy. Here are my best bets for November 30. Odds can be found at BetOnline.
Dallas Stars (+125) at Chicago Blackhawks (-138)
The Dallas Stars visit Chicago on Thursday before hosting Chicago on Saturday. The back to back between these two teams will be a big deal. Both teams are tied for fourth place in the Central Division. One of the teams could gain a large lead in the division if they sweep the back to back. Dallas and Chicago will have two more games against each other after Saturday.
Dallas has gone 13-10-1 on the new season. The Stars broke their five-game road losing streak Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas won 3-0 in Vegas with Radek Faksa scoring all three goals in the second period. Dallas has won two in a row coming into Thursday night’s matchup.
Chicago is coming off a loss in Nashville on Tuesday night. The Blackhawks are winners of two in a row at home. In total the Blackhawks have gone 12-9-3 on the season. Chicago outshot Nashville, but Anton Forsberg struggled a bit in net. The Blackhawks will be looking to get better goaltending against a highly offensive Stars team.
Special teams could play a big role in Thursday night’s matchup. The Stars have one of the best power plays and an equally impressive penalty kill. The Blackhawks’ power play has struggled, but they have made up for it with a great penalty kill.
The Stars power play has been able to score on 22.97 percent of their attempts. Chicago’s penalty kill has been able to stop 84.09 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Each power play attempt for Dallas will be a battle on the ice. The Blackhawks power play has been much worse, scoring on only 17.35 percent of their man advantages. Dallas has been able to stop the opposing team 83.53 percent of the time.
Patrick Kane has been the clear leader in points for the Blackhawks. Kane has scored twenty-five points in twenty-four games. Alex DeBrincat has scored ten goals and added eight assists to place second on the team in points. The Blackhawks have eight other players above the ten-point mark.
Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction
The Stars top line has been lethal this season. Alexander Radulov has added a huge presence to the Stars lineup. Radulov sits second in points with twenty-two points behind Tyler Seguin. Seguin leads the team with twenty-three points. Jamie Benn and John Klingberg are tied in third place with twenty-one points. The next person on the Stars score sheet is Radek Faksa with twelve points. The Stars rely heavily on the top line to open the scoring each night. It will be no different Thursday night against the Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks have a money line of -138 for Thursday night’s game. This implies Chicago will win the game about fifty-eight percent of the time. I believe that this game should not have such a large money line. Both teams are evenly matched. If the Stars special teams can get an early advantage and the top line can find success, I believe the Stars will walk away with a victory.