Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche - 1/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (22-16-3) at Dallas Stars (24-16-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -195 / Colorado Avalanche +175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT2, FSSW
The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Colorado Avalanche look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 18 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 26 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 72 goals on 814 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 46 goals on 503 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in each of their last nine games.
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The Dallas Stars look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 21 goals, John Klingberg has 33 assists and Jamie Benn has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 81 goals on 981 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 28 goals on 300 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games.
The Avalanche are 13-41 in their last 54 road games, 7-18 in their last 25 Saturday games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Stars are 20-7 in their last 27 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 8-19 in their last 27 vs. Central. The Avalanche are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas, 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
There's value with the Colorado Avalanche and the huge plus money with them riding a five-game winning streak, but they're a team that continues to get blasted on the road, and they've lost six of their last seven meetings against the Dallas Stars. The Stars are also playing great hockey in their own right and have been lights out on their home ice. The price is kind of crazy, but Dallas should get the job done here.