Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/4/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+105) Stars (-125)
The Colorado Avalanche (34-20-5) are on their way to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Dallas Stars (33-16-13). The line on this matchup has Colorado at +105 while Dallas is sitting at -125. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7-5 loss against the Devils in the last game they played. Colorado garnered 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Avalanche had a solid offensive output in the loss. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. In the game, they converted 5 of the 31 shots they attempted.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 186 goals (19th in pro hockey) so far this year and have conceded 161. For the year, they sit with 73 points and their points percentage is .619. Colorado comes into tonight with 188 power play opportunities and they have tallied 43 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 22.87%. When at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed 120 goals while having 143 of their own. Colorado has tried 1,963 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Avalanche thus far have had 1,898 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 182 power play opportunities (21st in the league) and have notched 41 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Georgiev has participated in 171 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled a record of 84-60-15 and he started in 159 games. The opposition has scored 451 goals versus Georgiev in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.84. Georgiev has had 5,113 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 4,662 total saves. He has a save percentage of .912 in his 9,521 minutes guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Georgiev has accumulated 87 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .547.
Their last time out, Dallas played the Blackhawks in a game where the Stars took home the win by a tally of 5-2. The Stars netted 5 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and scored 2 out of those tries.
Dallas has taken 2,016 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.97%, while allowing their opponents 1,909 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.25% on their opponents 197 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.6%. They have a total of 189 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.28%. The Stars have accumulated 157 goals at even strength and 44 goals (10th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 160 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 201 goals, 79 points, in addition to a points percentage of .637.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jake Oettinger between the pipes. Oettinger is sitting with a career mark of 66-31-18 and has been in goal for 123 games. Oettinger's percentage of quality starts comes out to 60.0% and he has 69 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 3,092 saves out of the 3,372 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .917. The opposition is averaging 2.40 goals/game and he has given up 280 goals altogether. He has started in 115 contests and has played 7,011 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (+105)
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