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Stars Hope to Snap Slump Versus Avs

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The Dallas Stars hope to put a dismal January behind them with a matchup vs a team that has really had their number in recent meetings when they visit the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Stars are 1-8 SU in their last nine games on the road.
  • The Avalanche are 6-2 in their last eight games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Avs' last 10 games.

At online shop Bovada, the Stars are priced as -130 favorites while the Avalanche are currently EVEN odds in moneyline markets. The total is presently 5.5 with OVER -120 and UNDER -110.

The Stars’ brilliant start to the season feels like an eternity ago as they slumped to a 3-8 SU record in January. They beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 in the first contest out of the All-Star break Tuesday night, but are winless in their last eight head-to-head meetings with the Avs and are winless in their last seven trips to Colorado. Two of those defeats to the Avs have come this season in a 6-3 loss at the Pepsi Center on October 10 and a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on home ice on January 23.

Dallas still has as sizable 12-point lead over the Avs in the Central Division but the home team will look to cut into that and extend their dominant streak to nine games Thursday night. The Avalanche entered the break winners of five of their previous six games, but began the unofficial second half of the season with a 2-1 setback against the Chicago Blackhawks.

While goaltender Semyon Varlamov is back with the team, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post has reported that it will be Calvin Pickard who will man the crease for the Avs. Pickard was a hard-luck loser in Tuesday’s game, stopping 40 of 42 shots in the 2-1 defeat.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Colorado Avalanche were listed earlier today as 122 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.8-2.7 result in favor of the Avalanche today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Stars will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 32-14-5 this season, while the Avalanche are 27-23-3. Dallas is 25-25-1 on the totals; Colorado is 24-28-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 10-rated Dallas Stars taking on the No. 12-rated Colorado Avalanche in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 10-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.67 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 19.66% rate while the Stars have a 79.02% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Stars were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blackhawks on February 02. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
  • Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Chicago, Saturday, February 6th
Colorado home to Winnipeg, Saturday, February 6th

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