Money Line: -133.00 Colorado (Home)
Opportunities to take a very good team off an ugly loss are generally few and far between and so when that opportunity arises you want to take full advantage. This is one of those cases as the Avalanche entered the post-season as absolutely one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this year. However, they came out flat in Game One of this series and the Stars blitzed them early and Colorado never fully recovered in that game. After responding in Game Three after dropping the first two games of this series, the Avs again have found themselves in a bounce back spot. As surprising as it is to see Colorado in this elimination game situation, there is no surprise in finding that the Avalanche have won 5 of the last 6 times when off a loss. This is still a highly talented and proud team and, while coming back from a 3-1 series deficit may be too much to ask, extending this series to a Game 6 is not too much to ask. Per our computer math model, the Avalanche "rally the troops" here and improve to 6-1 the last 7 times they have entered a game off a loss. Based on this low money line on the Avs in this one, the fact is that the Stars are getting a little too much respect at this point! We'll take advantage and grab the value...lay it! Bet the Colorado Avalanche on the money line in late night action Monday.