Avalanche vs. Stars Game 5 Best Bet: Nathan McKinnon to Lead Colorado in Knockout Game

Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche Second Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Texas
Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck between Craig Smith #15 and Esa Lindell #23 of the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 09, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. Sam Hodde/Getty Images/AFP

The Colorado Avalanche have got themselves into a bit of a Rocky Mountain landslide as they trail 3-1 in the series and now have to play a must not lose game on the road.

Colorado has a team more than capable of winning on the road tonight and we are looking to bet their star player at top-rated sportsbooks to see some shots on net.

NHL Pick

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 08:00 PM ET at American Airlines Center

Betting Trends

  • Nathan Mackinnon has averaged exactly four shots per game during the playoffs.
  • Mackinnon also ended the regular season as the league’s top shot taker having had five shots per game.

Nothing to Lose

It’s all to play for in this win-or-go-home game for the Colorado Avalanche, and we are more than prepared to get behind their star player Nathan Mackinnon to have a breakout game in this series, having only averaged 3.2 shots per game, which is well below par for Mackinnon.

Even during a resilient Winnipeg Jets team in round one, he had 4.4 shots per game. With the Avalanche going home if they lose this game, we are very happy to take the league’s top regular-season shot-taker (and 3rd overall thus far this post-season) to go over his shot total tonight.

The Pick

Mackinnon has been shut down this series having not had more than four shots per game. It is no coincidence then to see they are down 3-1 in the series. Tonight we believe Mackinnon can get back to his shooting ways and go over 4.5 shots at -115 NHL betting odds for the first time in the series.

NHL Pick: Nathan Mackinnon Over 4.5 Shots (-115) at Bet365

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