Thursday, April 7, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +218 and the Stars at -245. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 39-37-4 and on the road they have a record of 22-18-0. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 211 goals and given up 231 goals for a point differential of -20. The Avalanche have 4 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-41 and an over/under record of 38-38-4. Dallas shows up with a record of 48-23-9 including 26-11-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 260 goals and surrendered 226 for a goal differential of +34. The Stars have 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 48-32 while their over/under record sits at 44-35-1.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 20 goals this season with 166 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 19 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 15% by scoring 30 goals on 195 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 27 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,683 shots against him and has given up 143 goals. He has made 1,540 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jamie Benn has accumulated 88 total points this season for the Stars. He has 41 goals this season with 243 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 30 goals on 197 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 24 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 1,216 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,100 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Avalanche have 82 total points this season. They have scored 207 goals while giving up 231 goals. They have had 255 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Avalanche have allowed 249 power play opportunities and given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.01% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Stars have a total of 105 points on the season. They have 55 power play goals on 253 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 240 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 258 goals scored while they've given up 224 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.04%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 45% as they've attempted 4,079 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,988 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.2% as they have 3,102 attempts while they've given up 3,619 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 2,322 face off wins compared to 2,344 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Colorado has 1,808 hits and they've blocked 1,369 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 4,953 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,545 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 3,661 shots while they've given up 3,361 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 52.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 2,540 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,525 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 1,184 shot attempts and they have 1,525 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 36-41 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 38-38-4 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 48-32 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 44-35-1 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
03/27/16 C Nathan MacKinnon Knee out indefinitely
03/19/16 D Eric Gelinas Elbow out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
04/03/16 D Kris Russell Foot "?" Thursday vs Colorado
03/18/16 C Tyler Seguin Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/08/16 D Jason Demers Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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