Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche Matchup Preview 1/14/20

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The Pepsi Center will play host to an enticing matchup as the Colorado Avalanche square off against the visiting Dallas Stars. It’s the fourth and final time that these two clubs will meet in the regular season. This divisional matchup will get going at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, and it can be seen live on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Odds

Playing the role of favorite will be Colorado (-140), whereas Dallas is an underdog offering moneyline odds of +120, and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.

Dallas is 26-19 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.3 units this season. Through 45 regular season outings, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2019-20 Stars team is 11-11 SU on the road.

Dallas has converted on 20.2 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, it has the second-best penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off a whopping 84.2 percent of all penalties.

For the team as a whole, the Stars have been penalized 3.6 times per game during the 2019-20 season, 3.4 per game over its last five contests total, and 3.4 per game over its last five on the road. The team has had to kill penalties just 7.4 minutes per game over their last five road outings.

Averaging 27.3 saves per game with a .928 save percentage, Ben Bishop (17-12-3) has been the top option in goal for Dallas this year. If Dallas chooses to rest him, however, they might roll with Anton Khudobin (11-8-1 record, .932 save percentage, 2.13 goals against average).

Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov will both lead the offensive attack for the visiting Stars. Seguin (35 points) is up to 11 goals and 24 assists, and has recorded multiple points in nine different games. Radulov has 13 goals and 15 assists to his credit (and has logged at least one point in 18 games).

On the other side of the rink, Colorado is 25-20 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.8 units this season. 24 of its matches have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 11-10 SU as the home team this season.

The Avalanche have converted on just 19.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.9 percent of all opponent power plays.

The Avalanche have been penalized 3.7 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five home outings. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays just 8.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Philipp Grubauer has stopped 27.6 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Avalanche. Grubauer has 13 wins, 13 losses, and three overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a pedestrian 2.92 goals against average and a fairly-weak .909 save percentage this year.

The Avs will be led on offense by Nathan MacKinnon (27 goals, 39 assists).

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes

For both of these teams, the over has hit in four of their past five matchups.

Dallas has managed 28.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Colorado has been attempting 38.2 shots per game over its last five home outings.

Colorado has averaged 3.6 goals per game overall this season, but has been averaging 2.0 goals per matchup over its three-game losing skid.

Over Dallas’ last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).

Dallas skaters notched 22.7 hits per game last season, while the Avs accounted for 21.9 hits per contest.

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