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Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets
NHL: Tuesday. December 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST
After a seven-game win streak, the Stars have fallen back to earth losing their last three games. Their defense played great in the win streak but in losing three in a row they gave up three goals in each game and have only totaled three goals. Dallas is in the middle of the pack in the Western Conference and on the season they are 6-6-2 on the road.
The Jets had their three-game win streak snapped in their last game losing to the L.A. Kings. While the Kings are one of the bottom feeders of the league they have been legit at home on the season and held Winnipeg to only one goal in the win. Winnipeg has the same amount of points as the Stars and to say they are balanced would be an understatement, as they are scoring 2.78 goals per game and giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game.
These teams have split the two games facing each other this season.
Can’t Seal the DealIn their last game, the Stars lost to the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in a shootout where they had a 2-1 lead until late in the 3rd period where they gave up the game-tying goal. Blake Comeau and John Klingberg both scored in the loss and Ben Bishop (9-6-2 2.20 GAA) stopped 27 of 29 shots.
A starter for this game has not been named and while the Stars have lost Bishop’s last two starts he only gave up two goals in each game. He ranks 5th in the league in GAA and he was in between the pipes in the last game facing the Jets where he gave up three goals on 26 shots in a 5-3 Dallas win. Tyler Seguin leads the Stars in points and assists and he has failed to register a point in his last three games. Roope Hintz is the only Dallas player with more than eight goals on the season with 11 and he has two goals in his last five games.
Can’t Complete Cali SweepIn their last game, the Jets lost to the L.A. Kings 2-1 while they had won their previous two games in California against the Sharks and Ducks. They had totaled 12 goals in winning three in a row before only scoring one goal in their last game. In the loss to the Kings #2 G Laurent Brossoit (3-3-0 3.65 GAA) gave up two goals on 34 shots.
While a starter has not been named for this game it is likely that top G Connor Hellebuyck (13-7-1 2.23 GAA) gets the nod and he is near the top of the rankings in the league when it comes to GAA and save percentage. In his last two starts, the Jets have won both and he only gave up one goal. He had been playing great but one of his worst games of the season came in the last game against the Stars on November 21 where he gave up four goals on 35 shots in the 5-3 Winnipeg loss. Three players for the Jets have at least nine goals and Patrik Laine, who has two goals and four assists in his last five games, leads the club in points and assists.
According to the betting trends from Oddsshark.com, the Winnipeg Jets are:
- 6-2 in their last 8 games
According to the betting trends from Oddsshark.com, the Dallas Stars are:
- 0-3 in their last 3 games
- 1-7 in their last 8 road games against the Jets
- 4-10 in their last 1`4 games against the Jets
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Jets did lose their last game, but their defense has been solid as of late and in their last three games they have only allowed three goals. They gave up five goals in their last game against the Stars, which they lost, but on home ice they will get back to playing good defense. The Stars losing woes will continue in this game and the main reason is that they will struggle to score the puck. The Jets will play a low scoring game just like their last one but unlike their last one they will come out with the W this time around.
Full-Game Total Pick
The last game between these teams went Over and that game was in Dallas while the first matchup in Winnipeg went Under. That is going to be the pick in this game as well and the main reason is that the Jets will play solid on the defensive side of the ice. that has been the key for them at home is their D and in their last nine home games, the total has gone Under eight times. look for that trend to continue in this game, which will be a low scoring one so the Under is THE pick.