Thursday, December 29, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +188 and the Stars at -210. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 12-21-1 and on the road they have a record of 8-9-0. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 70 goals and given up 112 goals for a point differential of -42. The Avalanche have an overall record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-22 and an over/under record of 14-16-4. Dallas shows up with a record of 15-14-7 including 10-5-3 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 92 goals and surrendered 108 for a goal differential of -16. The Stars have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 15-21 while their over/under record sits at 15-21-0.
Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 9 goals this season with 117 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 12 goals on 75 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 6 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 656 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 591 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 33 total points this season for the Stars. He has 11 goals this season with 122 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 9 goals on 79 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 7 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 529 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 482 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Avalanche have 25 total points this season. They have scored 70 goals while giving up 112 goals. They have had 115 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Avalanche have allowed 127 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.20% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Stars have a total of 37 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 129 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 121 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 92 goals scored while they've given up 108 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.69%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 47.3% as they've attempted 1,756 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,957 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.3% as they have 1,310 attempts while they've given up 1,461 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season. They have 1,097 face off wins compared to 958 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.4%. On defense Colorado has 785 hits and they've blocked 496 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 2,072 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,147 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.9% as they have 1,546 shots while they've given up 1,550 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 46.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.5% as they've compiled 1,134 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,159 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 597 shot attempts and they have 711 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 12-22 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 14-16-4 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 15-21 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 15-21-0 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/27/16 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin "?" Thursday vs Dallas
12/04/16 D Erik Johnson Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/26/16 LW Antoine Roussel Upper Body expected to miss 5-7 days
12/16/16 C Cody Eakin Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Colorado
12/07/16 D Julius Honka Wrist out indefinitely
12/05/16 LW Patrick Sharp Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee expected to miss 5-6 months
10/31/16 RW Ales Hemsky Hip expected to miss 5-6 months
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -210
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