Stars vs Avalanche Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+128) Avalanche (-141)
Pepsi Center is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (25-15-5, 3rd in the Central Division) will play the Dallas Stars (26-15-4, 2nd in the Central Division) on Tuesday. The Stars open this game at +128 while the Avalanche are priced at -141. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Stars are covering 55.8% of the time, having gone 24-19 SU. Colorado is covering 55.6% of the time, going 25-20 straight up.
The Dallas Stars come into the game holding a record of 26 wins and 15 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 119 goals which is good for 13th in the Western Conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is +14, putting them at 10th in the league. The Stars have earned a total of 56 points, which is good for 8th in the league and 2nd in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,376 which is good for 11th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the league. As a group, Dallas has earned a total of 904 hits which means they are averaging 20.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 574 blocks for this year. The man in net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,633 mins in net for the season. Bishop is conceding an average of 2.24 goals per contest which places him at 3rd among West goaltenders and 5th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 61 goals. His save percentage is .928 which places him at 3rd among West goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars will need a bounce back game after taking a 2 - 1 defeat to the San Jose Sharks in their last game. The Stars had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For this outing, they converted 1 out of the 28 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Dallas had a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Stars was 43 and the Corsi against was 53 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 44.8%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 39, which tells us they had a rate of 44.3%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.6% and they had a PDO of 92.0 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks earned 26 shots. They finished with 4 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Avalanche will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 25 victories and 15 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are currently sitting 1st in the conference and 4th in the league with +29. They have a total of 162 goals for the year which has them at 1st in the conference. Colorado has a save % as a team of .909 which currently has them sitting 10th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.9% ranking them 1st in the West. In net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having a bad year by allowing 2.92 goals per contest and that ranks him 18th among West goaltenders and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,478 minutes he has played this season, he has allowed 72 goals. He's earned a save % of .909, which ranks him 18th among West goaltenders and 32nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Colorado Avalanche squared up with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup where the Avalanche took the defeat by a mark of 4 - 3. In their game, Colorado went home with a 54.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 53 and their opponent having a Corsi of 44. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.3% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Penguins ending the game with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Colorado had and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO was 93.2 and their oZS percentage was 46.4%. The Avalanche converted 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Penguins had 2 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Colorado conceded 30 shots on goal and the Penguins earned 6 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-141) and under the total goals
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