NHL Tuesday Betting Odds and Predictions: Stars vs. Avalanche, Kings vs. Lightning, More (Jan. 14, 2020)
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The NHL’s Western Conference is wide open.
Only the defending champion St. Louis Blues are more than four points clear of the ninth-place Winnipeg Jets as of Sunday. St. Louis, which is 13 points ahead of Winnipeg, is the only team that can safely be counted for a ticket to the dance. After St. Louis, there are 12 teams within 10 points of one another.
It’s very likely that the Blues will win the Central Division and leave Dallas and Colorado to duke it out in the No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Stars and Avalanche tango on Tuesday night in Colorado.
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Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Odds
- Stars odds: +120
- Avalanche odds: -140
- Over/Under: 5.5
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
In terms of goals per 60 minutes (GF/60), no team has a more potent 5-on-5 offense than the Colorado Avalanche.
Colorado’s top line featuring Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen leads the charge, but Colorado’s supporting cast is among the league’s best. Nazem Kadri, Andre Burakovsky and offense-first defensemen Cale Makar and Samuel Girard provide ample secondary scoring for the Avs.
That’s a good thing because Colorado doesn’t boast great 5-on-5 metrics.