NHL Preseason/Thursday's Picks

07 October 2021

Avalanche Finishes Back-to-Back at Home versus Stars

The Dallas Stars try to make it three straight wins tonight as they continue their preseason at home against the Colorado Avalanche. Game time is 8:00 pm ET at American Airlines Arena.

After dropping their first three contests to start the preseason, the Stars (2-1-2) have bounced back with a pair of wins over Arizona and St. Louis. The most recent victory against the Blues came on Tuesday as Luke Glendening broke a 1-1 tie in the third period and Jamie Benn sealed the victory with his third goal of the preseason in a 3-1 win.

Colorado (1-3-0) has yet to find its groove after three losses in the first four games. The Avalanche are coming off a 7-4 setback against Vegas on Tuesday that saw goalies Pavel Francouz and Jonas Johansson both struggle.

Dunkel has the Stars continuing their solid play with a win tonight in a high-scoring game that goes over the Vegas total of 6.

Dunkel’s Pick: Dallas (+115); Over

Below are all of Dunkel’s picks for today’s NHL preseason schedule:


Florida at Tampa Bay
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 10.300; Tampa Bay 10.639
Dunkel Line & Total: Tampa Bay by ½; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Tampa Bay (-165); 6
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-165); Over

NY Islanders at New Jersey
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 11.119; New Jersey 10.314
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Islanders by 1; 7
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-115); 5 ½
Dunkel Pick: NY Islanders (-105); Over

Ottawa at Montreal
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 10.440; Montreal 9.893
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by ½; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Montreal (-160); 6
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+140); Over

Pittsburgh at Detroit
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 9.734; Detroit 10.332
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by ½; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-135); 6
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+115); Over

Chicago at Minnesota
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 9.846; Minnesota 10.126
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by ½; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota (-145); 6
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-145); Over

Colorado at Dallas
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado 8.683; Dallas 10.597
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 2; 8
Vegas Line & Total: Colorado (-135); 6
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (+115); Over

Vancouver at Edmonton
Time: 9:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 9.308; Edmonton 8.232
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Edmonton (-175); 6
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (+155); Over

Arizona at Vegas
Time: 10:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona 10.719; Vegas 11.017
Dunkel Line & Total: Vegas by ½; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Vegas (-190); 6
Dunkel Pick: Vegas (-190); Over



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