Stars vs. Avalanche - 1/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (25-21-3) at Dallas Stars (30-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -192 / Colorado Avalanche +160 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSSW
The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars meet Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Colorado Avalanche hope to stay red hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 20 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 23 assists and Jarome Iginla has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 84 goals on 967 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars need a nice win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play chances. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 27 goals, Tyler Seguin has 28 assists and Patrick Sharp has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 72 goals on 828 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 53 goals on 579 shots. Niemi has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 20-54 in their last 74 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 22-7 in their last 29 home games. The Avalanche are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Dallas Stars have cooled off big tme from their start to the season, however, one thing remains the same, and that's the fact they crush teams when playing at the AAC. The Avalanche are also coming off a game Friday night. You have to like Dallas in this spot.