Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 11/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+110) Stars (-137)
American Airlines Center is where the Dallas Stars (11-3-1) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (10-5-0) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Avalanche at +110 while the Stars are priced at -137. The betting total is set at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche had a good night with a 8-2 victory over the Ducks in their previous game. The Avalanche had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. For the matchup, they scored on 8 of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. Colorado accounted for 8 minutes in the box in this contest.
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When at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 38 goals while having 44 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 60 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have scored 8 goals in those chances. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 55 goals (7th in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 46. Colorado has tried 511 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.8%. For the current season, they have recorded 20 points and their points percentage comes in at .667. The Avalanche have had 415 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .889. Colorado has compiled 59 power play chances and they have notched 11 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 18.64%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Throughout his time in hockey, Georgiev has 105 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .547. He has a save percentage of .910 during his 11,458 mins guarding the cage. Georgiev has seen 5,997 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 5,460 total saves. Opponents have racked up 537 goals against Georgiev in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.81. He has earned a mark of 107-68-17 and he was named the starter in 192 games. Georgiev has been involved in 204 games over the course of his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Dallas opposed the Coyotes in an outing where the Stars got the victory by a tally of 4-3. The Stars scored 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game and notched 1 out of those attempts.
The Stars have earned 41 goals at even strength and 10 goals (21st in hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has attempted 462 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.04%, while allowing the other team 482 shots. This season, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 51 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .767. They have granted a total of 38 goals to be scored by of a combination of 33 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 49 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.41%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 90.20% on their opponents 51 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 92.1%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Oettinger in net. Oettinger has a lifetime mark of 86-36-20 and has been in net for 150 games. Oettinger's quality start percentage is 59.9% and he has 85 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 3,807 saves out of the 4,153 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per contest and he has allowed 346 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 142 contests and has played 8,621 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-137)
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