Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview


The Dallas Stars, led by Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, are ready to take the ice against Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, and the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in a divisional matchup. The action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, and it’ll be showcased live on Fox Sports Southwest.

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Odds

Dallas (+145) is currently the underdog to Colorado (-165) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Colorado is 17-15 straight-up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 1.5 units this season. That early-season winning percentage is right in line with what the team posted during last year’s regular season (43-39). Through 32 regular season outings, 17 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 14 have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team is 6-6 SU at home.

The Avalanche have been able to convert on 29.0 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for fourth-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.4 percent of all penalties.

With a .916 save percentage and 28.0 saves per game, Semyon Varlamov (10-11-3) has been the best option in goal for Colorado this year. If Colorado decides to give him the night off, however, the team may go with Philipp Grubauer (7-6-6 record, .897 save percentage, 3.22 goals against average).

On the other bench, Dallas is 16-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 32 regular season matches, 17 of its games have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just four have pushed. The Stars are 6-12 SU as the road team this season.

The Stars have converted on 21.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked fifth overall and it’s successfully defended 84.2 percent of all penalties.

Ben Bishop (27.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas. Bishop has 10 wins, nine losses, and one overtime loss to his credit, while registering a .921 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average this year.

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Avalanche, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in four of their last five outings.
  • Dallas has managed 26.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Colorado has been attempting 32.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Dallas skaters have accounted for the league’s 11th-most hits per game (22.3).