Looking to win big? The Avalanche and Stars face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Stars are hosting the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. This Central division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Stars are favored to win at home vs. the Avalanche.

COLORADO AVALANCHE VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Avalanche winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Avalanche on the moneyline (+108)
  • The Avalanche are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Avalanche Stand a Chance in Dallas?

Facing the Stars, the Avalanche have a record of 24-11-3 so far. At home, their record is 16-4-0 and 8-7-3 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 1st spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 2nd in the Western conference.

Colorado is 18-20 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 5-13 compared to 13-7 at home. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Colorado is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 20-16-2.

Through their last three road games, Colorado has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 14-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-4 record.

Colorado will be looking for a good game from Nathan MacKinnon who leads the team in scoring with 20 goals, ranking 9th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 41 assists so far.

Dallas defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Dallas. They alsso are 27th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 31 games in this season. His current record is 20-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.9901960784313726%.

Does Dallas Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

This season, the Stars currently hold an overall record of 22-10-4. When playing on the road, Dallas has a 10-4-3 record, while they are 12-6-1 at home. This record has them sitting 3rd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Dallas has a 12-24 record. On the road they are 7-10 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is5-14. The average goal total for Dallas’ games is sitting at 6.7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.1. The Stars come in with an over/under record of 23-13-0.

In their last three games at home, the Stars have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

Offensively, the Stars come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. Looking at how the Stars’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 18th in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.

Dallas’ leading scorer is Roope Hintz. So far, he has 15 goals which is 36th in the NHL. Hintz also comes into the game with 18 assists.

Dallas defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Dallas. They alsso are 27th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Scott Wedgewood has started 15 games this season. His current record stands at 11-3, and his save percentage is 0.6568627450980392%.