A game that features two teams that have put themselves squarely in the playoff hunt, the Dallas Stars and the Colorado Avalanche face off at the Pepsi Center. Fox Sports Southwest Plus will showcase this Central Division matchup, and the action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14.
Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Odds
Dallas (+120) is playing the role of underdog to Colorado (-140), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.
Dallas is 26-19 straight up (SU) and has earned 4.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. 29 of its contests have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. As an away team in 2019-20, the Stars are 11-11 SU.
Dallas has converted on 20.2 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked second overall, and the team’s successfully killed off a whopping 84.2 percent of its penalties.
Dallas, as a collective unit, has been whistled for penalties 3.6 times per game during the 2019-20 season, 3.4 per game over its past five matchups total, and 3.4 per game over its last five on the road. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 7.4 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
With a .928 save percentage and 27.3 saves per game, Ben Bishop (17-12-3) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas this season. If Dallas chooses to rest him, however, they could turn to Anton Khudobin (11-8-1 record, .932 save percentage, 2.13 goals against average).
Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov will both lead the offensive attack for the visiting Stars. Seguin has 35 points on 11 goals and 24 assists, and has recorded two or more points nine times. Radulov has 13 goals and 15 assists to his name, and has notched a point in 18 games.
On the other side of the rink, Colorado is 25-20 straight up (SU) and has netted 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 45 regular season contests, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 11-10 SU at home this year.
Colorado has converted on 19.6 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.9 percent of all penalties.
Colorado skaters have been called for penalties 3.7 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 8.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Philipp Grubauer (27.6 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for Colorado. Grubauer has 13 wins, 13 losses, and three OT losses to his name and has registered a fairly-weak .909 save percentage and 2.92 goals against average this year.
Nathan MacKinnon (27 goals, 39 assists) will lead the offensive counter for the Avalanche.
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Predictions
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Over
For both of these teams, the over has hit in four of their last five outings.
Dallas has managed 28.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Colorado has been attempting 38.2 shots per game over its last five home outings.
Colorado has averaged 3.6 goals per game overall this season, but is averaging 2.0 goals per matchup in its last three contests (the team is 0-3 SU over that stretch).
Six of Dallas’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
Dallas skaters created 22.7 hits per game last season, while the Avalanche logged 21.9 hits per contest.