Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (8-4-2) at Dallas Stars (7-8-1)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars -135 / Colorado Avalanche +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.

The Colorado Avalanche will be out to snap a four game losing streak after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Arizona Coyotes in their last outing. Arizona jumped ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes of play. Arizona pushed out to a 3-0 lead late on in the 2nd period, and that’s all that the ‘Yotes would need as none of Colorado’s 33 shots would find the back of the net in the losing effort. Cale Makar led the Avs with 5 shots on goal while Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Calvert each had 4 shots apiece. Pavel Francouz took the loss, falling to 2-2-0 on the year after allowing all 3 goals on 28 shots faced in the losing effort.

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The Dallas Stars will look to build on their current three game winning streak following a 4-1 win over Montreal at home in their last outing. Alex Radulov opened the scoring for the Stars with the lone goal of the opening period before Denis Gurianov doubled the lead by converting a penalty shot in the 2nd period. Gurianov notched his 2nd of the game to make it 3-0 early in the 3rd before Miro Heiskanen made it four on an empty net with just under five minutes to go in the game. Montreal pulled one back, but it wasn’t enough as the Stars rode their 4-1 lead to the finish line. Ben Bishop got the win to improve to 4-5-1 on the year after stopping 35 of 36 shots faced in the winning effort.

Colorado is 28-68 in their last 96 Tuesday games and 32-74 in their last 106 games as a road underdog while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Western Conference. Dallas is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 44-18-8 in their last 70 games overall. Colorado is 2-6 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Dallas.

Colorado was red hot in the early going and if you told me a couple weeks ago that this was the line I’d have been all over the Avs like white on rice. However, we’re starting to see the effect that losing two star players like Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen has on a team like Colorado who has now lost 4 in a row. On the other hand, Dallas is picking up steam with 3 straight wins and I think until we see otherwise, you have to ride the hot hand with Dallas and fade Colorado here.

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Chris’s Pick Dallas -135

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