The Colorado Avalanche visit the American Airlines Center in Dallas where they take on division rivals the Dallas Stars. The Stars haven’t had much luck versus the Avalanche over the past couple seasons winning just 1 of the last 7 meetings overall but they have had a bit better luck at home in Dallas where they have won 10 of the last 16 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Avalanche are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Over is 19-8 in the last 27 meetings in Dallas.
Dallas Stars (-160)
The Dallas Stars are 5th in the Central Division with 53 points a full 17 points back of the 1st place Nashville Predators. The Stars got off to a really rough start this season winning just 10 of their first 28 games but they have turned things around since and are playing much better winning 13 of their last 21 games. The Stars are one of the higher scoring teams in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game and that’s with just the 19th ranked power play so they could really be dangerous if they can get their power play going. The Stars big problem this season has been on defense where they are near the bottom of the league allowing 3.2 goals per game so that’s something they are going to need to work on if they are going to have any shot at making the playoffs.
Dallas Stars Trends
Stars are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
Stars are 201-88-25 in their last 314 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Colorado Avalanche (+140)
The Colorado Avalanche are 6th in the Central Division with 53 points and are 4 points out of the final playoff spot in the West. Like the Stars the Avalanche also got off to a slow start winning just 4 of their first 17 games but they have played better since going 17-16 over their last 33 games. The Avalanche have struggled on offense at times this season averaging 2.6 goals per game and that is in large part due to their 27th ranked power play that is hitting at just 13.3%. The Avalanche are not all that good on defense either allowing 2.8 goals per game.
Colorado Avalanche Trends
Avalanche are 8-22 in their last 30 road games.
Avalanche are 10-29 in their last 39 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
I’m going with the Dallas Stars over the Avalanche in this one. The Stars have been playing much better over the past month or so and I think it’s going to be tough for the Avalanche to hang with the Stars on offense.
Free Pick: Dallas Stars -160