The Dallas Stars are second in the NHL’s Central Division with 56 points and the Colorado Avalanche third with 55. The rivals meet on Tuesday night from Denver with the Avs favored to end a three-game losing streak on the Mybookie NHL odds.
How to Bet Stars vs Avalanche NHL Week 15 Odds & Game Info
- When: Tuesday, 9 PM ET
- Where: Pepsi Center, Denver
- TV: NHL Center Ice
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Radio: SiriusXM
- NHL Week 15 Odds: Colorado Avalanche -140 (Total 5.5 goals)
Stars vs Avalanche Season SeriesDallas leads 3-0 and this is their last meeting, although a playoff matchup is possible. The clubs last met in Dec. 28 and Dallas prevailed 3-2 in a shootout at home. Joe Pavelski and Alexander Radulov scored in the shootout, and Bishop made 18 of his season-high 41 saves in the second period.
Pavelski is 3 for 3 in shootouts this season and has been designated as the Stars’ leadoff skater by interim coach Rick Bowness. Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots, including six in overtime. The Avalanche killed a power play in the extra period. Tyler Seguin and Denis Gurianov scored for Dallas, and J.T. Compher and Ian Cole had a goal each for the Avalanche.
Why Bet on Dallas?The Stars had a six-game winning streak snapped in a 2-1 loss at San Jose on Saturday. Jamie Benn scored the Stars’ lone goal. Benn was set up by long-time linemate Tyler Seguin to open the scoring just 1:32 into the action. However, Aaron Dell shut them down the rest of the way. Benn is having one of his worst seasons as a pro, as he now has just 11 goals and 11 assists in 45 games this season.
Seguin leads the Stars with 19 points (7-12=19) on the road this season and has points in seven-straight road contests (3-6=9), tied for the longest road points streak of his NHL career.
Anton Khudobin turned aside 24 of 26 shots during the loss. He has given up just six goals in his last four games, though he remains a distant second on the depth chart behind Ben Bishop. After spending 13 years with the San Jose, including five seasons as the team’s captain, Joe Pavelski played his first game against his former club on Saturday. The Sharks honored him with a video tribute.
Names & NumbersJohn Klingberg (lower body) missed the game. He has two goals and 18 points in 34 contests in 2019-20. Klingberg is expected to play Tuesday, though. The Stars are 18-14-2 with Klingberg in the lineup this year. They are 8-1-2 without him in the lineup. In years past, John Klingberg’s absence spelled doom for the Stars.
Young blueliner Heiskanen has been getting a little bit more of the spotlight lately with Klingberg out of the lineup for four games. On Saturday in San Jose, Heiskanen played 26:05, had an assist and two shots on goal. Last season, Heiskanen averaged 23:07 in time on ice. This year, he’s at 24:28. Last season, he tallied 33 points in 82 games (.40 points per game). This year, he has 23 points in 45 games (.51 points per game). Last season, he was minus-14. This year, he’s plus-9.
Center Roope Hintz is tied for the team-lead with three points (2-1=3) in two games this season vs. Colorado. At Pepsi Center, Pavelski has points in back-to-back games (1-4=5) and six of his last seven games (2-7=9). In 12 games against the Avalanche as a member of the Stars, right wing Alexander Radulov has registered 12 points (3-9=12).
- Goals: 2.69
- Shots: 30.58
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.16
- Goals: 2.38
- Shots: 31.53
- PP/PK Percentage: 15.13
Why Bet on Colorado?The Avalanche lost their third game in a row last Friday, 4-3 in overtime at home to the Penguins. Jared McCann scored at 3:19 of overtime as the Penguins, who recovered from blowing a late lead to pick up two points. Matt Murray made 28 saves and Dominik Kahun had three assists.
With goaltender Pavel Francouz off for an extra skater, the Avalanche tied the game with 30.4 seconds left in regulation when Matt Calvert tipped in a shot by Cale Makar — the second time they beat Murray in the final minutes of a period. In the second, Gabriel Landeskog flipped a shot from the neutral zone and it took an odd bounce past Murray at 18:20.
More NumbersFrancouz allowed four goals on 30 shots. Francouz now owns an 11-4-2 record with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage this season. Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and assist in the loss. The Avalanche captain helped set up Nathan MacKinnon’s first period power-play goal. Landeskog later scored a goal of his own near the end of the second period to give the Avs a 2-1 lead. The 27-year old has amassed 11 goals and 19 points through 29 games this season. MacKinnon’s goal was his 27th marker of the season, tied for third in the league. His 66 points rank third in the NHL.
The Avalanche have scored a power-play goal in each of their last three home games, going 6-for-12 (50%) in that span. Samuel Girard skated in his 200th NHL game and finished with two assists. He now has 24 this season, surpassing his career best (23) set during the 2018-19 campaign.
Cale Makar’s assist on Matt Calvert’s game-tying goal in the third period was his 24th helper of the season, tied with John-Michael Liles for the second-most assists by a rookie blueliner in franchise history (Bruce Bell, 31, 1984-85).
- Goals: 3.60
- Shots: 32.91
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.63
- Goals: 2.98
- Shots: 32.64
- PP/PK Percentage: 22.06
Stars vs Avalanche 2020 NHL Week 15 Betting Trends
- Favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
- Home team is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings
- Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings
- Stars are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas’ last 11 games against an opponent in the West conference
- Avalanche are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the West conference
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 5 games at home