Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Dallas Stars travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Stars at -105 and the Avalanche at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Dallas comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 50-23-9 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-12-7. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and gave up 230 goals for a point differential of +37. The Stars had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 49-32 and an over/under record of 45-36-1. Colorado had a regular season record of 39-39-4 including 17-20-4 at home last season. They were 6th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and surrendered 240 for a goal differential of -24. The Avalanche had 4 losses in OT and 0 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 36-42 while their over/under record sat at 40-38-4.
Jamie Benn accumulated 89 total points last season for the Stars. He had 41 goals last year with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 202 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen had 25 wins and 10 losses last season in net for the Stars. He had 1,121 shots against him and gave up 105 goals. He made 1,016 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Gabriel Landeskog accumulated 53 total points last season for the Avalanche. He had 20 goals last year with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 33 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 30 goals on 200 shots. He had 29 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov had 27 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He had 1,714 shots against him and gave up 148 goals. He made 1,566 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Stars had 109 total points last season. They scored 267 goals while giving up 230 goals. They had 262 power play opportunities and scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Stars allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.18% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Avalanche had a total of 82 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 266 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 258 power play opportunities and gave up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Stars had a total of 216 goals scored while they gave up 240 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.20%. As a team they gave up 32 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Dallas had a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they attempted 5,082 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,659 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.2% as they had 3,746 attempts while they gave up 3,435 shots on the defensive end. The Stars started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,597 face off wins compared to 2,577 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.2%. On defense Dallas had 1,556 hits and they blocked 1,224 shots from the opposition.
Colorado attempted 4,187 shots at full strength and they gave up 5,105 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 45.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 46.1% as they had 3,167 shots while they gave up 3,704 attempts on defense. The Avalanche had an offensive zone percentage of 49.1% and their defensive zone percentage was 50.9% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they compiled 2,382 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,400 face off losses. On defense Colorado blocked 1,401 shot attempts and they had 1,848 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 49-32 straight up last season
The Dallas Stars were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche were 36-42 straight up last season
The Colorado Avalanche were 40-38-4 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/13/16 D Jamie Oleksiak Muscle Pull "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/11/16 RW Ales Hemsky Groin expected to miss 2 games
10/10/16 C Cody Eakin Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee out indefinitely
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
10/13/16 RW Mikko Rantanen Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Dallas
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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