Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction NHL Picks 5/15/24

Dallas Stars (59-24-10) vs Colorado Avalanche (55-29-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -136 / Colorado Avalanche +124 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction for NHL Game 5 on Wednesday, May 15th at the American Airlines Center. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Avalanche's recent form and recent player performance 

-The Stars recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Colorado

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Dallas

-Recent betting trends in games played between Colorado vs Dallas

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Avalanche and Stars. 

Avalanche Have Their Backs Against the Wall

The Avalanche have their backs against the wall as they are down 3-1 in the series. Casey Middlestadt scored the only goal for the Avalanche in the second period, but that was the only goal scored for Colorado. Alexander Georgiev started in goal and he saved 29 of the 33 shots that he faced. The Avalanche on the team had 25 shots on goal and they are going to need to get more quality scoring chances. The Avalanche won the first game of the series 4-3, but since that point they have lost three straight games. During the regular season, the Avalanche’s offense was ranked 1st in the league, while the pitching was ranked 16th.

Nichuskin Is Suspended

One big issue for the Avalanche is their leading goalscorer in the playoffs Valeri Nichushkin has been suspended for at least six months. Nathan MacKinnon has scored three goals and added nine assists so far during the playoffs. 

Stars Have Won Three Straight

After losing the first game of the series, the Stars have won three straight games. In the last game, the Stars scored five goals and that was enough for the 5-1 victory. Wyatt Johnston scored two goals and added one assist. Miro Heiskanen also scored a goal and added two assists. Miro Heiskanen scored a goal and added two assists. 

Stars Offense Has Been Strong

Over the last three games, the Stars have scored 14 goals. The Stars offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while the defense is ranked 8th. Miro Heiskanen scored four goals and added eight assists. Wyatt Johnston scored seven goals and added four assists. Jason Robertson scored three goals and added seven assists. The offense has been good for the Stars the last three games and they are going to need the offense to be good here. 

Why the Dallas Stars will win

  • The Stars have won each of their last eight games following a road win.
  • The Avalanche have lost each of their last five night games at American Airlines Center following a loss.
  • The Avalanche have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games as road underdogs following a loss.
  • The Stars have covered the puck line in each of their last three games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Avalanche have lost the second period in each of their last four games as underdogs following a loss.

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Jason Robertson has scored a goal in four of the Stars' last five night Game 5s of a playoff series.
  • Jason Robertson has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Stars' last nine playoff games against Central Division opponents.
  • Jason Robertson has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last seven playoff games against Central Division opponents.
  • Jason Robertson ranks 1st in the Central Division for shootout goals (4) this season.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Cale Makar has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Avalanche's last eight road games.
  • Valeri Nichushkin has scored at least one goal in eight of his last nine appearances.
  • Valeri Nichushkin has recorded at least one point in each of his last six road appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks T1st in the league for multi-assist games (26) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 6th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.17%).
  • The Dallas Stars rank T8th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.83).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 2nd in the league for power play goals this season (68).
  • The Colorado Avalanche are one of only two teams to win 10+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction

The Avalanche are spiraling and their season is going to be over after this game. Comments after Game 5 were interesting about Nichushkin, and it’s a distraction that the team didn’t need. They also aren’t going to have a key part of their offense, and that is a big loss for them. The Stars offense has been quite impressive heading into this game and they are going to continue that success here. The Stars offense is going to get out to a fast start here, and the Avalanche are going to quit early. The Stars are going to run away with this game, and it’s going to get out of hand early. Back the Stars on the puck line to cash. 

 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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