Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche - 12/28/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (23-12-3) at Dallas Stars (20-14-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -110 / Colorado Avalanche +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Travel Center.
The Colorado Avalanche need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 21 goals, Cale Makar has 20 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 56 goals on 641 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 32 goals on 473 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 12 goals, Tyler Seguin has 20 assists and Alexander Radulov has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 57 goals on 749 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 32 goals on 447 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Avalanche are 6-1 in their last 7 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 38-80 in their last 118 games playing on 0 days rest. The Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games, 10-4 in their last 14 games as a home favorite and 10-4 in their last 14 home games. The over is 6-1 in Avalanche last 7 vs. Western Conference. The under is 36-16-3 in Stars last 55 home games. The Avalanche are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Dallas. The home team is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have won three of the last four meetings against the Avalanche, and that includes two wins in the month of November. The Colorado Avalanche have fallen off the wagon over the last week or so with a defense that isn't doing them any favors, and I'm sure playing on the end of a back to back won't help matters. I'll gladly take the rested Dallas Stars on their home ice and the cheap price.