Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-128) Stars (+104)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (37-24-8, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8, 2nd in the Central Division) at Rogers Place on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The Stars open this matchup at +104 while the Avalanche are coming in at -128. The total has been set at 5.5. The Avalanche cover 59.4% of the time, having gone 41-28 SU. Dallas is covering 52.2% of the time, going 35-32 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this game holding a record of 42 victories and 20 defeats, ranking them 2nd in the Central Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 236 goals which ranks them 1st in the conference and 4th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +46, ranking them 3rd in the NHL. The Avalanche currently have a total of 92 pts, which ranks them 4th in the NHL and 2nd in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,257 which ranks them 4th in the Western Conference and 8th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado has obtained a total of 1,209 hits which has them averaging 17.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 848 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has totaled 2,057 mins in goal this year. Grubauer is giving up 2.63 goals against average which places him at 9th in the West and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 90 goals. He's earned a save % of .916 which places him at 14th in the West.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 2 - 1 win over the Blues their last time out. The Avalanche could have played much better offensively in the victory. For the game, they finished 2 out of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Colorado earned a total of 8 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 41 and the Corsi against was 35 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 53.9%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against sat at 27, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 54.2%. They won 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 60.6% and they had a PDO of 103.4 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the St. Louis Blues earned a total of 32 shots. They had 10 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The Stars will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 37 victories and 24 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 8th in the West and 17th in the NHL with +4. They currently have a total of 178 goals for this season which ranks 14th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a team save percentage of .920 which currently has them ranked 2nd in the NHL, which means they are a tough group to score against. They are shooting 8.4% which puts them at 14th in the Western Conference. In goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.50 goals per contest and that ranks him 5th in the Western Conference and 11th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,474 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 103 goals. He holds a save percentage of .920, which places him at 7th in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Stars opposed the Golden Knights in an outing where the Stars went home in defeat by a mark of 5 - 3. In this game, Dallas earned a 41.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 while their opponent had a Corsi of 54. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 43.8% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Golden Knights earning a 41 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 91.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.1%. The Stars converted 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play attempt in this game and were able to notch 1 on that try. In discussing the opposition, the Golden Knights had 2 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Dallas gave up 33 shots on goal and the Golden Knights ended up with a total of 2 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (+104) and under the total goals
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