Hockey odds preview - Dallas vs. Colorado

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March 20, 9:30 PM | Pepsi Center

Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

13-12-3TEAM RECORD10-14-4

Dallas pays a visit to Colorado on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Avalanche bats in hockey action at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche sport records of 10-14-4 heading into this matchup, while the Stars sit at 13-12-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-14-3 for the Avalanche and 13-11-4 for the Stars.

View Dallas vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Avalanche as -121 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Avalanche - Stars odds would favor the Stars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dallas is at No. 23.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.6% rate while the Stars have a 81.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Stars were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Avalanche were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Stars at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas' last 10 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Dallas' last 16 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Los Angeles, Thursday, March 21

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