The American Airlines Center plays host to a Central Division matchup as the Dallas Stars square off against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. The action will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, and fans at home can see the game live on CBC Sports.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Dallas Stars Odds
Winnipeg is 36-25 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 6.0 units this year. 31 of its outings have gone over the total, while 27 have gone under and just two have pushed. This 2017-18 Jets team is 13-17 SU on the road.
Winnipeg has converted on 24.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for fourth-best in the league. On the other hand, it has the seventh-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 82.5 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Jets have been penalized 4.0 times per game overall this season, and 4.8 per game over its last five games. The teams been forced to kill penalties 8.8 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
Sporting a .924 save percentage and 27.6 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (32-19-8) has been the top option in goal for Winnipeg this season. Hellebuyck did just play last night, however, so head coach Paul Maurice might opt to rest him and roll with Steve Mason instead (3-8-1 record, .897 save percentage, 3.52 goals against average).
The visiting Jets have relied on Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine heavily this season. Wheeler has 71 points via 18 goals and 53 assists, and has recorded multiple points in 20 different games. Laine has 29 goals and 20 assists to his nameand has notched a point in 37 games.
On the other side of the rink, Dallas is 35-26 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 61 regular season contests, 32 of its games have gone over the total, while 27 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 21-10 SU at home this year.
The Stars have converted on just 19.7 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked seventh overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Stars skaters have been sent to the penalty box 4.3 times per game in total this season, 3.8 per game over their past five match ups total, and 3.8 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to kill penalties 8.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Ben Bishop has stopped 25.7 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Stars. Bishop has 24 wins, 22 losses, and three OT losses and has registered a .916 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average this season.
Alexander Radulov (22 goals, 32 assists) and John Klingberg (seven goals, 47 assists) will lead the attack for Big D.
Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars Free Picks
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under
- Winnipeg is 2-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Dallas is 4-2 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in three of Dallas last five outings.
- Over Winnipeg’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).