Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche odds, picks and predictions

Kevin Erickson
Sportsbook Wire

The Dallas Stars (41-20-14) travel to meet the Colorado Avalanche (44-24-6) Saturday. Puck drop from Ball Arena is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook's lines around the Stars vs. Avalanche odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

The Stars picked up a 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes, and Dallas has picked up points in 5 of the past 6 games overall, going 4-1-1 during the span. Dallas sits in 2nd place in the Central Division, 2 points clear of the Avalanche, although Colorado has a game in hand.

The Avalanche were doubled up 4-2 at home by the first-place Minnesota Wild. Despite Thursday's loss, Colorado has picked up wins in 9 of the past 11 games, while posting 4 or more goals in 5 of the previous 8 outings.