Jets vs. Stars Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Dallas is favored at home tonight, as the Stars are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Jets are getting a money line of +130 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 6 goals. Tonight’s games takes place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Winnipeg is coming off a 5-4 OT loss to the Canadiens at home on Saturday, which ended a three-game winning streak. The Jets are 7-3-3 on the season and 3-1-2 on the road. Winnipeg is putting up 3.23 goals per game this season while allowing just 3.00 goals per game. The Jets are being led by Blake Wheeler, who has five goals and 12 assists. Mark Scheifele is adding seven goals and eight assists. Connor Hellebuyck is 7-0-2 in net this season with a 2.24 GAA and a .932 save percentage.
The Stars have won three of their last four games, including a 5-1 victory at home over the Sabres on Saturday. Dallas is now 8-6 on the season and 5-1 at home. The Stars are putting up 2.93 goals per game this year while allowing 2.79 per contest. Tyler Seguin is leading the Stars with eight goals and seven assists while Jamie Benn is adding seven goals and seven assists. Ben Bishop is 6-3 in net this season with a 2.66 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
The Jets have dominated this series, winning five straight meetings with the Stars, including a 5-2 win at home last week. The Jets have scored at least four goals in each of the five wins as well. When Hellebuyck has been in net, the Jets have done very well. He has been able to keep the team in every game and that should be the case tonight against a Dallas team that is averaging under 3 goals per game. The public betting is backing the Jets slightly on the road and I agree with them.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WINNIPEG JETS +130