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Avalanche vs. Stars - 1/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars (18-15-7) at Colorado Avalanche (17-16-8)
Date & Time Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -120 / Dallas Stars +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSSW, ALT
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NHL | Dallas Stars (18-15-7) at Colorado Avalanche (17-16-8)
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The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche play Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center.

The Dallas Stars have split their last eight games and wrap up a short two-game road trip. The Stars are averaging three goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 26 goals, Jamie Benn has 23 assists and Antoine Roussel has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last nine games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 94 goals on 1,009 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 25 goals on 174 shots. The Stars have split their last eight road games.

The Colorado Avalanche have won four of their last five games and play their fourth home game of the month. The Avalanche are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Colorado Avalanche have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay have combined for 24 goals, Tyson Barrie has 22 assists and Erik Johnson has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 60 goals on 744 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has given up 30 goals on 457 shots.

The Stars are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 22-49 in their last 71 vs. Central. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-16 in their last 23 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.

The Colorado Avalanche are back to playing solid hockey and have beaten the Stars the last four times they've played them at home. Have to go with the home team here for the cheap price. 

Pick:
Colorado Avalanche -120

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