Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 11/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+106) Avalanche (-128)
The Dallas Stars (12-5-3) are headed to Ball Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Colorado Avalanche (11-6-1). The odds on this game have the Stars at +106 and the Avalanche are coming in at -128. The over/under is set at 6.
The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 6-4 win over the Blackhawks in their last outing. Dallas recorded 9 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Stars had a good offensive outing in this win. Additionally, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 39 shots they tried.
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In regard to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have earned 79 goals (2nd in the league) for the season and have allowed 55. For the current campaign, they have recorded 27 points and their points % is .675. Dallas has accumulated 56 power play opportunities and they have tallied 17 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 30.36%. At even strength, the Stars have conceded 41 goals while having 62 on offense. Dallas has attempted 613 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.9%. The Stars so far have had 637 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. Dallas Stars opponents have 83 power play tries (1st in pro hockey) and have scored 14 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Scott Wedgewood. Opponents have tallied 247 goals versus Wedgewood in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 3.12. Wedgewood has been involved in 85 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .906 during his 4,757 minutes on the ice. He has compiled an overall mark of 27-36-15 and he was named the starter in 75 games. For his career, Wedgewood has 34 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .453. Wedgewood has had 2,618 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,371 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado went up against the Canucks in a game where the Avalanche went home in defeat by a score of 4-3. They had 6 chances on the power play in this one and notched 2 out of those chances. The Avalanche scored 3 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took.
Colorado has put up 587 shots (24th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.56%, while allowing the other team 596 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.42% on the other teams 62 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 92.3%. They have earned 64 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 34.38%. The Avalanche have earned 40 goals at even strength and 22 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 46 goals to be scored by of a combination of 32 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 62 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .639.
For the opposition you are expected to see Pavel Francouz protecting the goal. He has racked up 1,679 stops out of 1,825 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .920. Francouz has earned a career record of 38-18-5 and has been in goal for 63 games. He has started in 54 contests and has played 3,531 mins. Francouz's quality start rate comes in at 50.0% and he has 27 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has yielded 146 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (+106)
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