Avalanche vs. Stars - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (1-0-0) at Colorado Avalanche (0-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -108 / Dallas Stars -102 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, ALT
The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche square off Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Dallas Stars won their season opener Thursday, 3-0, over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Dallas Stars are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power plays. Ales Hemsky leads Dallas with one goal, John Klingberg has an assist and Mattias Janmark has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing zero goals per game and have killed 100 percent of their power plays. Antti Niemi hasn’t allowed a goal on 37 shots faced and has allowed one or less goals in five of his last eight regular season outings.
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The Colorado Avalanche are coming off a 5-4 Thursday loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging four goals per game and have scored 100 percent of their power plays. Erik Johnson leads Colorado with one goal, Francois Beauchemin has three assists and Nathan MacKinnon has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing five goals per game and are killing 50 percent of their power plays. Semyon Varlamov has allowed five goals on 30 shots faced and has allowed three or more goals in six of his last nine regular season outings.
The Stars are 28-58 in their last 86 vs. Central and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Avalanche are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Stars are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Avalance played well enough to win their season opener and have been pretty good on their home ice lately. While the Stars made a statement with a victory in their season opener, I like the low lineand the Avalanche at home. Colorado should bounce back here.