Avalanche vs. Stars Prediction
In a game that shouldn't be short on offense or goals, the Stars will host the Avalanche at 8:30PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Stars are -220 money line favorites versus the Avalanche, who are +195 to pull off the big upset. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5 goals.
The Avalanche have gone over in three straight games and four of their last five. Their defense has given up 16 goals in those four games. The over is also 7-3 in their last 10 games versus the Central and 12-2 in the Stars' last 14 games versus the division. The over has also hit in six of Dallas' last eight home games.
Dallas can wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and the Central Division title with a win. Colorado has nothing to play for after being eliminated from the postseason on Tuesday. They'll play a lot looser, so expect more goals.
Dallas beat Colorado 4-3 on Feb. 4.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: AVALANCHE/STARS OVER 5.5