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Bet Avalanche To Continue Mastery of First-Place Stars

The Dallas Stars visit the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night in a battle of two of the favorites in the odds to win the Stanley Cup.

The first-place Stars lead the Avalanche by three points in the race for the Central Division title with five games to go and both are coming off embarrassing losses. Colorado has won four straight in the series.

Bet Avalanche To Continue Mastery of First-Place Stars
Bet Avalanche To Continue Mastery of First-Place Stars

Dallas had won eight games in a row before suffering a 3-2 defeat on Saturday at the Chicago Blackhawks, who have the second least points in the league. Goalie Jake Oettinger (31-13-4) was rested in that contest and is likely to go after his seventh straight win on Sunday.

The Avalanche dropped to 2-3-1 in their last six games after a 6-2 setback at Edmonton on Friday night. Nathan MacKnnon has five of his 131 points — second in the league — in three games versus the Stars this season.

The Central Division is +300 in the Las Vegas hockey odds to produce the Stanley Cup winner.

 

Stars vs Avalanche Game Information

  • Game: Stars (48-20-9) vs Avalanche (48-23-6)
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver, Colo.
  • Day/Time: Sunday, April 7, 10 p.m. ET
  • Stars vs Avalanche Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Avalanche are the slight favorite in the NHL lines as they go for a seventh win in eight matchups with the visiting Stars on Sunday. Dallas is second in the league in road wins (25-10-5) and Colorado boasts the most victories at home (29-7-1). Neither team has been great ATS with the Avalanche going 38-39 and the Stars 34-43.

 

Stars vs Avalanche Spreads and Odds

 

  • Under bettors are 6-1 at the sportsbook in the last seven Dallas games, but 35-42 on the season.
  • The Avalanche have hit the first period game total over in 56 of their last 90 contests.
  • Stars captain Jamie Benn scored on Saturday for his ninth goal in his last nine games.
  • Colorado left wing Jonathan Drouin has four goals and two assists in his last four outings and is one point from matching his career high of 53.
  • Dallas has killed 20 of 22 power-play opportunities in its last 10 games.
  • MacKinnon has registered three goals and five assists in his last four contests..
  • Stars forward Wyatt Johnston leads the team with 30 goals and has eight points in his last six games.
  • The Avalanche have only hit the second period moneyline in 39 of their last 90 games if you bet online.

 

Stars vs Avalanche Over/Under Pick: Over 6 (-120)

There is better value with the under, but the teams combined for 24 goals in three meetings this season. Stars forward Tyler Seguin (four goals versus Avs this season) and Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen (102 points) could miss the game with undisclosed injuries, though.

 

 

Stars vs Avalanche ATS Pick: Avalanche -1½ (+190)

Colorado has had a day off to get itsr heads together for this showdown. Dallas, which leads the West with 105 points, plays its sixth road game in seven outings.

 

 

Stars vs Avalanche Moneyline Pick: Avalanche (-120)

Both teams will be looking to sharpen their games after dispiriting losses, but the Avalanche is at home and has been dominating the serie.

 

 

Stars vs Avalanche Player Prop Pick: Cale Makar Anytime Goal (+300)

The dynamic defenseman boasts five assists in the season series and is due to add a goal.

 

 

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Stars vs Avalanche Prediction

Avalanche 5, Stars 3: Expect an entertaining, up-and-down battle with the home fans leaving happy.

 

 

Questions of the Day

Will there be a power-play goal in the contest?


Yes. Colorado has the second-most power-play goals in the league (65) and Dallas is tied for eighth (54).

Will Roope Hintz score a goal for Dallas?


No. Hintz has only two goals in 16 career games versus the Avalanche.

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