Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and the Colorado Avalanche will do battle against Tyler Seguin, Roope Hintz, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center for a Central Division showdown. The match gets going at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 5, and you will be able to watch it live on Fox Sports Southwest.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Odds
Dallas (-140) is currently favored over Colorado (+120), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-125 for the under, +105 for the over).
Colorado is 8-6 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.9 units for moneyline bettors this season. Eight of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and just one has pushed. The Avs are 4-3 SU on the road in 2019-20.
The Avalanche have converted on 20.0 percent of their power play opportunities thus far. That mark hasn’t moved too much from last year, when they were ranked 10th in the league by converting on 21.0 percent of their extra-man chances. Their penalty kill has held steady, as they’ve gone from successfully defending 79.3 percent of all opponent power plays (ranked 22nd overall last season) to 79.1 percent this year..
Averaging 30.1 saves per game with a .918 save percentage, Philipp Grubauer (6-4-2) has been the best option in goal for Colorado this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, the team could turn to Pavel Francouz (2-2 record, .919 save percentage, 2.73 goals against average).
On the other side of the ice, Dallas is 7-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 16 regular season contests, 12 of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and none have pushed. It’s 4-4 SU as the home team this year.
The Stars have converted on just 13.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom 5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.6 percent of all penalties.
Ben Bishop (25.9 saves per game) has been the primary selection in the crease for the Stars. Bishop has five wins, six losses, and one OT loss to his credit and has maintained a 2.33 goals against average and a .922 save percentage this season.
Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars Betting Predictions
NHL Tip: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Under
- The total has gone under in four of Dallas’ last five outings.
- The majority (75.0 percent) of Colorado’s wins have come by two or more goals and the team is 6-3 overall in games decided by at least two scores. 3 of Dallas’ wins (42.9 percent) have been decided by two or more goals.
- Colorado skaters registered 21.9 hits per game last season, while the Stars logged 22.7 hits per matchup.