Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Dallas Stars head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Stars at +109 and the Avalanche at -120.
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Dallas has a record of 10-9-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-7-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 58 goals and surrendered 61 goals for a point differential of -3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 10-10-0 and an over/under record of 11-8-0. Colorado has a record of 10-8-1 including 6-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 66 goals and have given up 65 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 10-9-0 while their over/under mark is 14-5-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 10-10-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 10-9-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 14-5-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
11/20/17 GO Kari Lehtonen Personal is out indefinitely
11/20/17 C Martin Hanzal Hand is out indefinitely
11/12/17 D Marc Methot Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
11/10/17 D Patrik Nemeth Undisclosed IR (11/08)
11/05/17 D Anton Lindholm Jaw IR (11/04)
Tyler Seguin has scored 18 total points this year for the Stars. He has 8 goals this season with 75 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Jamie Benn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 11 goals on 65 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Stars. He has 425 shots against him and he's surrendered 41 goals. He's made 384 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Nathan MacKinnon has 22 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 7 goals this year with 52 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 6 goals on 41 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 7 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 401 shots against him and he's given up 39 goals. He's made 362 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 21 total points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They've scored 58 goals while giving up 61 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 15th respectively. They have had 62 power play chances and scored 17 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 2nd in the league. The Stars have given up 72 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.29% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 20th in the league with a total of 21 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 82 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. They've given up 76 power play opportunities and surrendered 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 8th with a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 65 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.66%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
Dallas is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3%, as they've attempted 1,147 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,088 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.8% as they have 857 attempts while they have given up 798 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 687 face-off wins compared to 600 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.4%. That ranks them 3rd in the league. On defense Dallas has 421 hits and they have blocked 290 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Avalanche are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 512 face-off wins compared to 689 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 42.6%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 352 hits and they have blocked 280 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Colorado is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.3% as they've attempted 1,010 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,171 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.1% ranks 29th as they have 762 attempts while they have given up 891 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Stars/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +109
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +109
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