Looking to win big? The Avalanche and Stars face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN. The Stars are hosting the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 6.5 goals and the Stars are the -1.5 favorite to win at home vs. the Avalanche.

COLORADO AVALANCHE VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, May 15th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Avalanche winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Avalanche on the moneyline (+123)
  • The Avalanche are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is a Road Win Possible for the Avalanche?

On the season, the Avalanche have gone 50-25-7 and are in 4th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Colorado is 3rd and has gone 16-10 against divisional opponents. When playing on the road this season, the Avalanche are 19-16-6.

Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 6-4, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. In their last three games, the Avalanche have lost all three matchups.

On the road this season, the Avalanche have a puck line record of 16-25, and their average scoring margin away from home sits at -.3 goals per game. So far, Colorado has gone 40-42 on the puck line, and they have 36 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 6-4 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is 6-7. In their last three games, Colorado is 0-3 vs. the puck line, and they have dropped 19 games by more than one goal.

This season, Colorado's games are averaging 6.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Avalanche currently have an over/under record of 47-32-3.

Colorado has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. Coming into the game, the Avalanche have a 34-14 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 13-10.

Colorado's leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. So far, he has 51 goals which is 4th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 89 assists so far.

Defensively, the Stars are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.6 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Alexandar Georgiev gets the start and has made 62 starts this season. His record at this point is 38-18, and his save percentage is 0.966%.

Do the Stars Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 26-11-4 and have won two straight games at home. They have gone 52-21-9 overall and are in first place in the Western Conference and the Central Division. As the favorite, Dallas has gone 47-17-7 this year and has won two straight games as the favorite.

In their last three games, the Stars have gone 3-0 and have gone 7-3 in their last ten games. Against teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 34-16 this season.

On the season, the Stars have gone 36-46 against the puck line, including going 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games. Dallas has been favored in 71 of their games and has a puck line record of 27-44 in those games. So far, the Stars have had 29 wins by multiple goals and have gone 14-27 against the puck line at home.

Across their last ten home games, the Stars have gone just 2-8 against the puck line and have a puck line record of 1-4 in their last five games at home. Overall, Dallas has an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game.

For the season, Dallas' games have finished with an average of 6.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Stars have an over/under record of 42-39-1.

The Avalanche are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 3rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. This year, the Stars have recorded a 35-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-6 record.

Dallas' current leading scorer is Wyatt Johnston. This season, he has 32 goals, which puts him 34th in the NHL. Johnston also comes into the game with 33 assists.

Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 21st in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger comes into the game having made 53 starts this season. So far, his record is 35-14 and he has a save percentage of 0.888%.