Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/24/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+135) Avalanche (-162)
Pavel Francouz and the Colorado Avalanche play the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place on Monday in Game 2 of their series. Dallas leads the series 1-0. The Avalanche open this game at -162 while the Stars are priced at +135. The total is set at 6.5. The Stars are covering 52.2% of the time, having gone 35-32 SU. The Avalanche are covering 59.4% of the time, going 41-28 straight up.
The Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 victory over the Avalanche in Game 1. The Stars had a impressive offensive output in this win. For the matchup, they netted 5 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Dallas racked up 4 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars was 47 and the Corsi against was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 while the Fenwick against was 33, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They earned 33 face-off wins and lost 27 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 33.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.5 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Colorado Avalanche racked up 31 shots. They finished with 6 minutes in the box and they had 1 power play attempt.
The man in net for Dallas is Anton Khudobin from Ust-Kamenogorsk, USSR. He is 33 years old and has totaled 1,677 mins defending the net this season. Khudobin is surrendering an average of 2.22 goals against average which places him at 3rd in the West and 5th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 62 goals. He's earned a save % of .930 which places him at 1st in the West. So far this season, they have scored a total of 178 goals which ranks 14th in the conference and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 17th in the league. The Stars currently have a total of 82 points, which ranks 10th in the league and 5th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,113 which ranks 11th in the conference and 24th in the league. As a group, Dallas has obtained a total of 1,449 hits which means they have an average of 21 per contest. They currently have a total of 857 blocks for this year.
In Game 1 Colorado had a 53.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 54 while they conceded a Corsi of 47. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 47.1% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Stars earning a 37 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a PDO of 93.5 and their oZS percentage was 66.9%. The Avalanche netted 3 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play chance in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Stars had 2 power play attempts but didn't tally a goal. Colorado gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Stars had a total of 4 minutes in the box.
In goal for Colorado is Pavel Francouz who is having a solid season by surrendering 2.41 goals per contest and that ranks him 4th among West goalies and 8th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,914 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 77 goals. His save percentage is .923, which has him ranked 4th among West goalies and 8th among goalies in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the Western Conference and 3rd in the league with +46. They have compiled a total of 236 goals for this season which is good for 1st in the West. Colorado has a save % as a team of .913 which is good for 6th in the league, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-162)
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