The Stars and Avalanche are set to face off at 9:30 ET on ESPN+. The Avalanche will host the game at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Avalanche are favored by -1.5 against the Stars in a Central division matchup.

DALLAS STARS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:30 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Stars winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Stars on the moneyline (+125)
  • The Stars are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Dallas Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Dallas Stars are in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a record of 35-16-9. In the Central Division, they are in 1st place, and they have gone 12-6 against divisional opponents this season. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 4-6, and they are 1-4 over their last five.

On the road this season, Dallas has gone 18-8-5, and they have been the underdog in eight of their games this year, going 3-3-2 in those matchups. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Stars have gone 19-13.

On the road this season, the Stars’ puck line record is 15-16, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, Dallas’ puck line record is 5-5.

Overall, the Stars have gone 23-37 vs. the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is 7-1. In their last three games, Dallas’ puck line record is 1-2, and their puck line record as the underdog is 16-36.

On average, Dallas’ games have finished with 6.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Stars come in with an over/under record of 35-24-1.

Although Dallas has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 1 goals per game in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Stars have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. The Dallas offense is ranked 14th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.

Dallas will be looking for a good game from Matt Duchene who leads the team in scoring with 23 goals, ranking 33rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Duchene has 33 assists this season.

The Avalanche defense is currently 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger gets the start and has made 35 starts this season. His record at this point is 21-10, and his save percentage is 0.832%.

Can the Avalanche Lock in a Home Win?

At 35-19-5, the Avalanche are in 4th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. They have gone 22-11 against other Western Conference teams and 8-7 against division opponents. At home, Colorado has been dominant, going 22-6-0 for the season.

Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone just 3-7, and they have lost four straight games when listed as the underdog. In games where they have been favored, Colorado has gone 32-13-5 this season.

On the season, the Avalanche have gone 27-32 against the puck line, including 24-26 as the favorite. So far, Colorado has 26 wins by multiple goals.

As the favorite, the Avalanche have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten home games and 17-11 overall at home. This season, Colorado has an average scoring margin of +1.5 goals per game at home.

The average goal total for Colorado’s games is sitting at 6.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 35-22-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Stars have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.

For their offensive performance, the Avalanche come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. Colorado’s offense comes into the game ranked 3rd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.

Colorado’s leading goal scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. So far this season, he has 34 goals, placing him 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, MacKinnon has 62 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 47 games in this season. His current record is 30-14, and his save percentage stands at 0.991%.