Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks 11/1/2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (5-8-1, 5th in the Central Division) travel to Pepsi Center on Friday where they'll take on the Colorado Avalanche (8-2-2, 1st in the Central Division). The moneyline on this game has the Stars coming in at +127 and the Avalanche are at -140. The total opens at 6. The Stars are covering 35.7% of the time, having gone 5-9 SU. The Avalanche are covering 66.7% of the time, going 8-4 straight up.
The Dallas Stars come into the game with a record of 5 wins and 8 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 31 goals which is 13th in the conference and 26th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, putting them at 23rd in the league. The Stars currently have a total of 11 points, which is 23rd in the league and 11th in the West. When talking about shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 398 which is 7th in the West and 14th in the league. As a unit, Dallas has earned a total of 209 hits which means they are averaging 14.9 per game. They currently have a total of 143 blocks for this year. The man looking after the net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has played a total of 557 minutes defending the net for the year. Bishop is giving up an average of 2.48 GAA which has him placed 7th in the West and 12th in the NHL. So far this year, he has allowed 23 goals. He has a save percentage of .916 which has him placed 10th in the West.
The Dallas Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 win against the Minnesota Wild in their previous game. The Stars had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. In this outing, they converted 6 of the 37 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Dallas had 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Stars was 43 and the Corsi against was 32 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 57.3%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 19, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 64.8%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 17 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 49.3% and they had a PDO of 110.9 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Minnesota Wild racked up a total of 22 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty minutes and they had 4 power play chances.
The Avalanche will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 8 victories and 2 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in the league with +13. They currently have a total of 47 goals for the year which has them sitting at 2nd in the conference. Colorado has a team save percentage of .917 which has them 8th in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 12.5% putting them at 1st in the West. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.75 goals per game and that places him 14th among West goalies and 25th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 546 mins he's been on the ice, he's given up 25 goals. He has a save percentage of .916, which has him placed 11th among West goalies and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Colorado Avalanche opposed the Florida Panthers in a matchup where the Avalanche went home in defeat by a final of 4 - 3. For this game, Colorado went home with a 48.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 36 and the other team having a Corsi of 39. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.4% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Panthers having a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO was 102.9 and their oZS percentage was 44.8%. The Avalanche notched 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Panthers had 4 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Colorado conceded 38 shots on goal and the Panthers ended up with 21 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (+127)
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