Winnipeg Jets vs. Dallas Stars - 12/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+141) Stars (-156)
American Airlines Center is the site where Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (15-11-3, 4th in the Central Division) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (17-10-1, 2nd in the Central Division) on Thursday. The Jets open this matchup at +141 while the Stars are priced at -156. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Jets cover 57.7% of the time, having gone 15-11 SU. Dallas covers 50.0% of the time, going 14-14 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 17 victories and 10 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 80 goals which puts them at 9th in the conference and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +4, which is good for 13th in the NHL. The Jets currently have a total of 35 points, which puts them at 8th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 882 which puts them at 7th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. As a group, Winnipeg has earned a total of 464 hits which has them averaging 16.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 252 blocks for this season. The man in net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 1,246 minutes protecting the net this year. Hellebuyck is surrendering 2.17 goals against average which has him sitting 2nd in the West and 4th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he's surrendered 45 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .934 which has him sitting 2nd in the West.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 1 win against the Dallas Stars in their previous contest. The Jets had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. While out there on the ice, they finished 5 out of the 30 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Winnipeg earned 13 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 50.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against was 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.7%. They took 31 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 45.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 113.3 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Dallas Stars earned a total of 28 shots. They finished with 13 penalty minutes and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
The Stars will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 15 victories and 11 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with +4. They have compiled a total of 75 goals for this season which puts them at 11th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a save percentage as a team of .921 which has them sitting 5th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.5% putting them at 13th in the conference. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.20 goals per contest and that has him 3rd in the Western Conference and 6th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,063 mins he's been on the ice, he's given up 39 goals. His save % is .928, which ranks him 4th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars played the Winnipeg Jets in a game where the Stars ended up losing by a score of 5 - 1. In their game, Dallas had a 49.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 37 and their opponent having a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate was 47.3% by earning a Fenwick of 26 and the Jets earning a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO was 86.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 54.9%. The Stars notched 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Jets had 3 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Dallas gave up 30 shots on goal and the Jets ended up with 13 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+141)
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