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The American Airlines Center is the site for a Central Division matchup as the Winnipeg Jets pay a visit to the Dallas Stars. Fox Sports Southwest will showcase the action, which gets going at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 6.

Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars Odds

Dallas enters the contest as the obvious favorite with a -145 moneyline. The line for Winnipeg sits at +125, and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-120 to bet the over, +100 for the under). After they originally opened at -125 over and +105 under, those O/U odds have shifted. Dallas is 8-6 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Central Division in this young season, is a remarkable improvement over the 34-48 record from the 2016-17 season campaign. Of its 14 games this season, seven have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 5-1 SU at home. The Stars currently have the strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has found the net on 32.5 percent of their extra-man chances this year. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked third overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 87.8 percent of all penalties. The Stars, as a collective unit, have been whistled for penalties 4.3 times per game this season, a number that’s up from last year’s 3.8 penalties per game they gave up. After serving an average of 9.9 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays for 10.1 minutes per outing this year. Sporting a .913 save percentage and 25.9 saves per game, Ben Bishop (six wins, five losses) has been the top goalkeeper for the Stars this year. If Dallas decides to give him the night off, however, the team could turn to Kari Lehtonen (2-3-3 record, .914 save percentage, 2.40 goals against average). Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn will each lead the offensive attack for the Stars. Seguin (15 points) has put up eight goals and seven assists and has recorded multiple points in three different games this year. Benn has seven goals and seven assists to his name and has notched a point in eight contests. On the other bench, Winnipeg is 7-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 1.1 units this season. A total of nine of its outings have gone over the total, while four have gone under and none have pushed. The Jets are 3-3 SU as the road team this season. The Jets have converted on 23.3 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully defended 76.6 percent of all penalties. Winnipeg’s skaters have been whistled for penalties 4.4 times per game this season. Last season, that number was at 4.3, which was the fifth-worst mark in the league. After serving an average of 10.2 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team’s had to kill penalties for 10.5 minutes per outing this year. Connor Hellebuyck (28.7 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck has seven wins, three losses, and two OT losses to his credit, while registering a .932 save percentage and 2.24 goals against average this year. For the visiting Jets, the offense will be coordinated by Blake Wheeler (five goals, 12 assists) and Mark Scheifele (seven goals, eight assists).

Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars Betting Predictions

Predictions: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Over

Betting Trends:

  • The over has hit in three of Winnipeg’s last five outings.