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Colorado Avalanche 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting

Colorado Avalanche 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

In the first round of the 2024 Stanely Cup Playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche took out the Winnipeg Jets in five games. Winnipeg beat out the Avs by three points for the second spot in the Central Division. But in the playoffs, the truth of Colorado’s superiority was revealed. Now, the Avalanche will face the Dallas Stars in the second round. Dallas is a vastly better team compared to Winnipeg. Colorado and Dallas could end up as the best series of the second round. Dallas had the best record in the Western Conference in the regular season.

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Colorado Avalanche Team Overview

This year, the Colorado Avalanche are 50-25-7 straight up and 46-32-4 over/under the total. Also, Colorado is 4th in the Western Conference Playoff standings. Colorado is eight points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Colorado has covered two out of their last six games. In contrast, the Avalanche have gone over the total in six of its previous seven matchups.

Colorado has NHL rankings of 1st for goals scored and 5th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Avalanche have NHL rankings of 16th for goals against and 12th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, C Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with two goals, seven assists, nine points, and a +5. RW Valeri Nichushkin has seven goals, seven points, and a +4. G Alexander Georgiev brings a 3.03 goals against save percentage, and a record of 4-1.

Dallas Stars Team Overview

This season, the Dallas Stars are 52-21-9 straight up and 43-39 over/under the total. Also, Dallas is 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Vancouver is four points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Dallas has covered four out of their last six games. While the Stars have gone under the total in eight of its previous nine matchups.

Dallas has NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 6th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Stars have NHL rankings of 9th for goals against and 8th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, C Wyatt Johnston has four goals, three assists, and seven points. LW Jason Robertson adds three goals, two assists, five points, and a -5. While G Jake Oettinger has a 1.95 goals against average, a .925 save percentage, and a record of 4-3.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2023-24 82 50 25 3rd, Central TBD
2022–23 82 51 24 1st, Central Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Kraken)
2021–22 82 56 19 1st, Central Stanley Cup Champions, 4–2 (Lightning)
2020–21 56 39 13 1st, West Lost in Second Round, 2–4 (Golden Knights)
2019–20 70 42 20 2nd, Central Lost in Second Round, 3–4 (Stars)
2018–19 82 38 30 5th, Central Lost in Second Round, 3–4 (Sharks)
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Colorado Avalanche History

The Avalanche has a unique history that began in 1972. They were born as the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association and merged into the NHL in 1979. But after their inability to secure a new arena, the Nordiques moved to the metro Denver area in 1995. The Colorado Avalanche won the first major professional sports championship in Denver history with the 1996 Stanley Cup. They won their second Cup in 2001. During those early years, the Avs had a rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings, one of the nastiest in sports history. Players such as Ray Bourque, Jarome Iginla, Jari Kurri, Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, and Patrick Roy have lit up the Colorado marquee.

The Avalanche are the second NHL franchise to try and make a go of it in Colorado. In 1976 the Kansas City Scouts became the Colorado Rockies but never caught on. A losing team and small crowds doomed them from the start. They became the New Jersey Devils after the 1981-82 season.

For the past three seasons, the Colorado Avalanche have been favored to win the Stanley Cup championship. Colorado looked like the team to beat in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they went up 2-0 against the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round. But Vegas stormed back to win the next four games and the series. Colorado was shattered after the defeat but did not blow everything up. The Avalanche management realizes that they have a loaded team. Colorado fans have responded with packed crowds at Ball Arena and the most enthusiasm since their initial Stanley Cup years.

The Avalanche management was rewarded in 2022 with a Stanley Cup. Their patience and wisdom paid off, and more glory is expected with a young team that is the most talented in the NHL.

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