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Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Game 5: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

After dominant Game 4 win, the Dallas Stars have an opportunity to close out their series against the Colorado Avalanche on home ice in Game 5. 

Will Dallas be able to do it or will the Avs hang on to their Stanley Cup hopes? 

We've helped answer that question with our best Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 picks.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 betting picks and predictions

Over 6.5 goals (+100)

When it comes to the Stars and Avs, these are two teams known to be excellent on their home ice. Specifically, they are known for being some of the highest-scoring squads in their own barns.

While that sets up Dallas nicely to close out the series, it looks sensible to take the same approach that worked out in Game 2, where eight total goals were scored.

Not much needs to be said regarding the Stars doing their part, as they've scored four or more goals in each of the last three games.

In fact, if it wasn't for their blown 3-0 lead in Game 1, Tuesday's Game 5 wouldn't even have been required. They've been getting out to big leads early, as they went up 4-0 in both Game 2 and Game 4 as well.

Although the Avs have scored just one goal in the past two games, they should be more potent on Tuesday with their backs against the wall.

Even if it's just one more, the Stars have proven that they can do the majority of the damage themselves. It's also worth remembering how these teams performed against one another in the regular season.

The two Central Division rivals had high-scoring games throughout, with three of their four matchups totaling nine goals or more and that goal-heavy trend looks set to continue in Game 5 in Dallas.

Nathan MacKinnon over 1.5 points (-140)

If we expect Colorado to increase their performance on the goal-scoring front, it's going to have to start with Nathan MacKinnon.

The superstar looks as though he is about to win his first career Hart Trophy for the NHL's MVP, so it's time to look like it in the playoffs.

He recorded 100 assists alone this season, tying the great Connor McDavid in that regard. Of course, the Stars are known to have a great goaltender in Jake Oettinger, but MacKinnon has proven himself to be matchup-proof.

In the first round, the Avs faced the Winnipeg Jets, who had Vezina Trophy-contender Connor Hellebuyck in net but they still scored five or more goals in all five games of the series. As you'd expect, the majority of that work was done by MacKinnon, and he also had seven points in four regular season games against Dallas.

Lastly, the Avs got bad news that Valeri Nichushkin would be suspended for the next six months. That puts even more pressure on MacKinnon and counterpart Miko Rantanen, whom he is expected to link up with early and often on Tuesday to help him record at least two points.

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 odds

Colorado Avalanche

+120 ML

Dallas Stars

-140 ML

Spread

DAL Stars -1.5

Total Goals

O/U 6.5

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Nathan MacKinnon (COL Avalanche)

+110

Mikko Rantanen (COL Avalanche)

+140

Wyatt Johnston (DAL Stars)

+175

Jason Robertson (DAL Stars)

+200

Roope Hintz (DAL Stars)

+220

Artturi Lehkonen (COL Avalanche)

+240

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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