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NHL Betting Prediction: Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 3 5/11/2024

Dallas Stars (52-21-9) vs. Colorado Avalanche (50-25-7)

As the NHL Playoffs heat up, the Dallas Stars face off against the Colorado Avalanche in what promises to be a thrilling Game 3 of the Western Conference’s second round. Currently, the Avalanche lead the series 1-0. This high-stakes matchup is set for Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Ball Arena, a pivotal game for both teams aiming to advance further towards the Stanley Cup. With both teams having solid regular season records, the anticipation for this game is high, especially for bettors using the best bookie software to track their wagers.

The Dallas Stars are having a hard time lately, and it hits them the most when it comes down to the games against the spread. The Stars’ offense is spearheaded by left winger Jason Robertson who scored 29 goals and 51 assists in the season, and that’s why he is so important for their scoring department. Confronting the Avalanche’s defense, which has recently shown solid stability particularly within the last five matches, the Stars have been struggling to find a way to break the Avalanche’s strong front line defense.

However, Nathan MacKinnon is the spearhead of the Colorado Avalanche team and the one who scored 140 points from 51 goals and 89 assists. The Avalanche’s offense is a powerful ally against any opponent and Dallas’ defense that is not entirely reliable, with an imperfect save performance from goaltender Jak Oettinger, makes Colorado offense look vulnerable. The Avalanche with its players like Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar backing MacKinnon is a team with frightening offensive depth.

 

Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche Game Info

When:Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
Where:Ball Arena
TV:TNT
Stream:NHL.TV

 

Goaltender Jake Oettinger vs. Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev

Jake Oettinger finished the season with 35 wins in the regular season and was equally impressive with a .905 save percentage, he has exhibited talented skills but has shown some weaknesses while playing in playoffs. We will measure his performance against a top-rated Avalanche offense, including how he is able to perform under high-stakes game circumstances. This may determine the game’s outcome.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Alexandar Georgiev, who accumulated 38 wins and a 2.22 GAA, was also one of their go-to players. The save percentage of 897 during the season shows him to be steadfast especially in textbook situations even though it is a bit lower than the save percentage. His ability to deliver in the most critical games sometimes overshadows the statistical deficits. These goaltenders will not only be representing their season stats but will put their skills in the line of playoff fire. This is why it is a great determining match-up of many series victories.

 

NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Currently, the betting odds and lines for this matchup are yet to be determined, reflecting the high unpredictability and stakes of this playoff game. Bettors should keep an eye on updates as the game approaches, using insights from recent performances and head-to-head statistics to guide their decisions.

 

Dallas Stars Betting Trends

The Stars are 2-3 in their last 5 games, a pattern to watch for inconsistency in the game. They’ve lost in the aggregates both to the overall (1-4) and the away (1-2) series. The totals went OVER in 2 out of 5 of their recent games, which implies the defensive reliability changing from time to time.

 

Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends

The Avalanche are on the roll, picking up four victories in the last five games, and remaining undefeated against the spread. The OVER has cashed in 4 of their last 5 games, which has been a display of their dependable and consistent offensive prowess.

 

Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche 5/11/24 Betting Picks

Given the current trends and team performances, the Colorado Avalanche appear to have a slight edge in this matchup, particularly with their robust offensive lineup. Their ability to consistently breach defenses could be the key factor in overcoming the Stars.

The recommendation for bettors would be to lean towards the Avalanche if they maintain favorable odds, especially considering the potential for a high-scoring game. For prop bets, looking at Nathan MacKinnon for a point-per-game or more could be wise, given his track record this season. For the over/under, considering the offensive capabilities of both teams, betting the over might be a prudent choice, aligning with the daily NHL Stanley Cup picks.

 

Free Pick and Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 4, Dallas Stars 3

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