Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/31/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+119) Avalanche (-131)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars head to Rogers Place on Monday where they'll take on the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their series. The moneyline on this contest has the Stars coming in at +119 and the Avalanche are at -131. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Stars cover 52.2% of the time, having gone 35-32 SU. The Avalanche cover 59.4% of the time, going 41-28 straight up.
The Stars were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6 - 4 defeat to the Avalanche in Game 3. The Stars had a good offensive outing and it showed in this loss. In the game, they converted 4 of the 37 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Dallas earned a total of 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 52 and the Corsi against was 52 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against was 38, which earned them a rate of 45.7%. They took 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 25.9% and they had a PDO of 93.6 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche put up 32 shots. They finished with 10 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The goalie for Dallas is Anton Khudobin from Ust-Kamenogorsk, USSR. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,677 minutes minding the net for the year. Khudobin is allowing 2.22 goals per game which places him at 3rd among Western Conference goalies and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he has given up 62 goals. His save percentage is .930 which places him at 1st among Western Conference goalies. So far this season, they have converted a total of 178 goals which has them at 14th in the West and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 17th in the league. The Stars have compiled a total of 82 pts, which has them at 10th in the league and 5th in the West. When discussing shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 2,113 which has them at 11th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. As a team, Dallas has earned a total of 1,449 hits which means they are averaging 21 per contest. They have compiled a total of 857 blocks for the season.
In Game 3 Colorado went home with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 52 and they gave up a Corsi of 52. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.3% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Stars earning a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 106.4 and their percentage of oZS was 74.1%. The Avalanche scored 6 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Stars had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Colorado allowed 37 shots on goal and the Stars racked up a total of 10 penalty mins.
In goal for Colorado is Pavel Francouz who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.41 goals per game and that places him 4th among West goalies and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,914 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 77 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .923, which places him at 4th among West goalies and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the West and 3rd in the league with +46. They have a total of 236 goals for this season which is 1st in the Western Conference. Colorado has a team save % of .913 which currently has them ranked 6th in the league, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which is good for 3rd in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-131)
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