Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Pepsi Center)
COL -149 O/U 5.5
The Dallas Stars (26 - 15 - 4) are hitting the road for a tough game against the hometown Colorado Avalanche (25 - 15 - 5). Colorado will be hosting this game at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. Colorado comes into this game having collected three losses in a row. Dallas will be taking the ice after having won six of their last seven games. If Dallas wants to catch up with St. Louis, they'll need to continue their hot streak.
The Dallas Stars come into this matchup with an elite defense that is buoyed by playmakers on offense. Dallas is averaging 2.64 GF/G while surrendering 2.33 GA/G to opposing squads. Leading the team on the ice is Tyler Seguin (11 goals, 24 assists). Dallas will need to look to the work of their excellent team of goalies to keep this game tight, whether Bishop or Khudobin is in the net for the game.
The Colorado Avalanche are as fun of a team as there is in the NHL. Colorado scores 3.60 goals per game behind the electrifying play of Nathan MacKinnon (26 goals, 39 assists). MacKinnon is as enjoyable a player to watch as there is in the game, so we expect to see some fireworks in this contest. Colorado needs to tighten up, however, as they've dropped three straight games by a total of three goals.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games.
- Dallas are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games.
- Colorado are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The Avalanche have had quite a few issues as of late, but the Avs do have a potent offense and that can really light up the scoreboard in any given game. The defense for the Stars has been able to play decent most of the year, but the potential the Avalanche offense has makes the difference in the game here as the Avalanche bring home the win in the game here. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche win 4-2.