Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/26/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-167) Stars (+146)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars play the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place on Wednesday in Game 3 of their series. Dallas leads the series 2-0. The Avalanche open this matchup at -167 while the Stars are priced at +146. The total opens 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 Avalanche will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 defeat against the Stars in Game 2. The Avalanche had a below average offensive outing in this loss. In the game, they netted 2 of the 40 shots they tried. In addition, they had 8 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those attempts. Colorado had a total of 8 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 57 and the Corsi against was 24 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 70.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 and the Fenwick against sat at 20, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 64.9%. They won 29 face-off wins and lost 22 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.5% and they had a PDO of 83.3 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars put up 27 shots. They had a total of 18 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The man protecting the goal for Colorado is Pavel Francouz from Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,914 minutes minding the net for the year. Francouz is conceding an average of 2.41 goals against average which has him ranking 4th among West goalies and 8th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 77 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .923 which has him ranking 4th among West goalies. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 236 goals which has them at 1st in the conference and 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +46, ranking them 3rd in the league. The Avalanche currently have a total of 92 pts, which has them at 4th in the league and 2nd in the West. With regard to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,257 which has them at 4th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a team, Colorado has a total of 1,209 hits which means they are averaging 17.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 848 blocks for this year.
In Game 2 Dallas had a 29.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 24 while they gave up a Corsi of 57. They had a Fenwick percentage of 35.1% with a Fenwick of 20 and the Avalanche earning a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 116.7 and their oZS percentage was 49.8%. The Stars netted 5 goals of the 27 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 2 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Avalanche had 8 power play attempts and were able to tally 2 goals. Dallas conceded 40 shots on goal and the Avalanche racked up 8 penalty mins.
In net for Dallas is Anton Khudobin who is having an ok year by giving up 2.22 goals per contest and that has him ranked 3rd among West goalies and 5th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,677 mins he has played, he's surrendered 62 goals. His save % is .930, which ranks him 1st among West goalies and 3rd in the NHL among goalies. Regarding goal differential, they sit 8th in the conference and 17th in the league with +4. They currently have a total of 178 goals for this year which ranks 14th in the conference. Dallas has a team save percentage of .920 which currently has them sitting 2nd in the league, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 8.4% which is good for 14th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-167)
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