The Colorado Avalanche will go on the road and take on the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The Avalanche are running out of time to reach the postseason. They trail the 8th seeded Minnesota Wild by 5 points, with just 3 games to play. Minnesota will have to lose their last two games in regulation, and Colorado will need to win all 3 to make the playoffs. Colorado is 39-36-4 on the season, for 82 points. For the Dallas Stars, they are in a tie with the St. Louis Blues for first in the Central and first in the Western Conference. The Stars and Blues are both 48-23-9 on the season.
How To Bet on the Avalanche vs. Stars NHL Odds, TV and Game Info
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Why Bet on the Stars
The Dallas Stars are doing the best they can to fight the St. Louis Blues off. Dallas has been in first place in the Central most of the season. The Stars are coming off a loss, but overall, have won 7 out of their last 10 games. Dallas is one the top scoring team in all of the league; with more than 3.2 goals per game. The Stars top offensive player has been Jamie Benn, with 47 assists and 41 goals. The Stars had two straight seasons with 90+ points, but this is their first with 100 or more.
Why Bet on the Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche are going to be one of the biggest disappointments in all of the National Hockey League. Patrick Roy cannot seem to get his team rolling, and will finish out of the postseason hunt for the second straight season. Colorado is scoring 2.6 goals per game, and allowing their opponents to score 2.9. The top goal scorer this season for the Avalanche has been center Matt Duchene, with 30 goals and 27 assists. Colorado is without their young star center Nathan McKinnon.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Look for Colorado to pretty much give up in this game. The Avalanche are not heading to the postseason, and their defense is already poor enough. The Dallas Stars know they need to show St. Louis that they must win to have a chance, and the Stars will score early and score often. The Dallas Stars will win this game over the Colorado Avalanche. The bet to make here is the Dallas Stars -158 over the Colorado Avalanche. Expect this to be a blowout type game, with the best team in the Western Conference winning.
The final score prediction Dallas 5 and Colorado 2.