Avalanche face the Stars in Dallas
The Colorado Avalanche are just 4-6 in their past 10 games against the Dallas Stars on the NHL betting lines as those teams prepare to meet down in Texas on Friday night.
The Avalanche, however, knocked off the Stars 3-2 as a -160 home favorite on the NHL odds when the teams met for the first time this season back on October 15. That game turned out to be an UNDER result for totals bettors at the books.
The Stars currently sport a record of 5-6-1. The Avalanche are 10-1-0. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 7-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Avalanche have gone 5-6 against the number.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Avalanche listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
The Stars - Avalanche odds would favor the Avalanche if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 11.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -230 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -145 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 19-ranked offense (2.58 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.45 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 14.63% rate while the Avalanche have a 92.31% rate on the penalty kill.
Colorado at Montreal, Saturday, November 2nd
Dallas at Ottawa, Sunday, November 3rd