Saturday, April 8, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Colorado Avalanche head to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +170 and the Stars at -200.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 22-55-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-29-1. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 161 goals and given up 271 goals for a point differential of -110. The Avalanche have an overall record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-58 and an over/under record of 35-34-11. Dallas shows up with a record of 33-37-11 including 21-13-6 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 219 goals and surrendered 259 for a goal differential of -40. The Stars have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-48 while their over/under record sits at 42-39-0.
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Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 21-58 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-34-11 against the over/under
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 33-48 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 42-39-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
04/06/17 LW Blake Comeau Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Dallas
04/06/17 RW Mikko Rantanen Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Dallas
04/06/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee out for season
04/06/17 RW Ales Hemsky Hip out for season
04/04/17 RW Jiri Hudler Lower Body out for season
03/31/17 LW Curtis McKenzie Eye out indefinitely
03/25/17 LW Patrick Sharp Hip out for season
03/03/17 LW Antoine Roussel Hand out indefinitely
Matt Duchene has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 18 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 247 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 15 wins and 30 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,434 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,297 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 70 total points this season for the Stars. He has 25 goals this season with 294 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 19.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 25 goals on 196 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 68 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen has 21 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 1,522 shots against him and has given up 148 goals. He has made 1,374 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 47 total points this season. They have scored 161 goals while giving up 271 goals. They have had 236 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 12%. The Avalanche have allowed 269 power play opportunities and given up 63 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.17% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have a total of 77 points on the season. They have 45 power play goals on 256 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 248 power play opportunities and have given up 64 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 219 goals scored while they've given up 259 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.90%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've attempted 4,228 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,469 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.8% as they have 3,127 attempts while they've given up 3,420 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 2,573 face off wins compared to 2,209 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.8%. On defense Colorado has 1,646 hits and they've blocked 1,049 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 4,825 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,769 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 3,559 shots while they've given up 3,456 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 48.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,516 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,531 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 1,313 shot attempts and they have 1,541 hits as a unit.
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