Avalanche vs Stars Prediction - NHL Picks 1/4/24

Dallas Stars (22-10-4) vs Colorado Avalanche (24-11-3)

Game Info: Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -128 / Colorado Avalanche +103 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche have won 3 straight games. The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars prediction.

Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche beat the Blues, Sharks, and Islanders during this streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.63 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 20 goals, Cale Maker has 36 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 88 goals on 850 shots faced, while Ivan Prosvetov has given up 22 goals on 235 shots.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Miles Wood has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances against the Stars.
  • Devon Toews has recorded a point in each of the Avalanche's last six games.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in 11 of his last 12 appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks 1st in the league for Assists (41) this season.

Dallas Stars Betting Preview

The Dallas Stars beat the Blackhawks twice but are coming off a loss to the Canadiens. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.58 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 15 goals, Jason Robertson has 25 assists and Joe Pavelski has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.06 goals per game and are killing 85.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 48 goals on 482 shots.

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Joe Pavelski has scored a goal in each of the Stars' last four games against the Avalanche.
  • Jason Robertson has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last nine night games at American Airlines Center.
  • Joe Pavelski has recorded at least one assist in each of the Stars' last four games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Matt Duchene ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (6) this season.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars prediction

The Dallas Stars should get the benefit of the doubt at home because that's what most good teams get in this league from oddsmakers. However, the Avs are coming off a nice week, and they've won 5 of the last 7 meetings against the Stars. Inf act, the Avalanche have lit up the Stars in their last two clashes for a combined 11 goals. The value is with the Avs and the slight plus money.

Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche +103

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