Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction 5/9/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (50-25-7) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (52-21-9) on Thursday, May 9th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

Colorado heads into this game with a record of 50-25-7 and are 4th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche are 7-3 and have won their last three games. On the road this season, Colorado is 19-16-6.

As the underdog, the Avalanche have gone 5-7-1 this season. Against teams from the Western Conference, Colorado has a record of 34-16. In games against divisional opponents, the Avalanche have gone 16-10 this season.

On the season, Colorado has gone 40-42 against the puck line, including going 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Avalanche have won 36 games by multiple goals.

As the underdog, the Avs have gone 6-7 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game on the road. In their last ten road games, Colorado’s puck line record is 6-4.

In their recent matchup, the Avalanche hosted the Oilers and came away with a 5-1 victory. Offensively, the Avalanche scored four goals in the first period and one time in the second period. Of Colorado’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 27 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Colorado also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Stars have gone 26-11-4 and have won two straight games. In the Central Division, Dallas enters the game in first place with a record of 52-21-9. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 6-4, and in games where they have been favored, they have gone 47-17-7.

This season, the Stars have gone 34-16 against Western Conference opponents and have won two straight games as the favorite. Against the Central Division, Dallas has a record of 17-9, and over their last five games, they have gone 3-2. Overall, the Stars have 113 points, which is the best mark in the Western Conference.

On the season, Dallas has gone 36-46 against the puck line, including going 14-27 at home. In their games as the favorite, the Stars have gone 27-44 against the puck line.

So far, Dallas has 29 wins by multiple goals and has gone 23-17 in games decided by one goal. In their last ten home games, the Stars have gone just 2-8 against the puck line.

Facing the Blues in their last game, the Stars won by a score of 2-1. Offensively, the Stars couldn’t find the net in the first two periods, but they made a comeback with one goal in the third period. In the game, Dallas managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

Although Dallas secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 1st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 34-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-10 record.

For the season, the over/under record of the Avalanche’s stands at 47-32-3. They have had 48 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Stars Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Stars come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. The Dallas offense is ranked 11th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.

So far, the Stars have an over/under record of 42-39-1. Coming into the game, they have played 42 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.5 goals per game.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

Dallas defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Stars Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Colorado has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Across their five previous home games, Dallas has an puck line mark of 0-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Avalanche have an puck line mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Colorado posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Avalanche vs Stars Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Stars to secure a victory over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline currently set at -129, I’m locking in my bet on the Stars straight-up.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Avalanche to cover. Even in the event of a Stars victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Avalanche should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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