Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets - 10/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (2-3-0) at Dallas Stars (2-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -213 / Winnipeg Jets +165 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Dallas Stars meet Tuesday night in a NHL game at the American Airlines Center.
The Winnipeg Jets take the road for the second time this season and look to rebound from a slow 2-3 start. The Jets are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 10 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with four goals, Mark Scheifele has three assists and Blake Wheeler has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 68.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 10 goals on 83 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed eight goals on 71 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven road games.
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The Dallas Stars are also in need of a big victory after losing three of their last four games. The Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with two goals, Jamie Benn has two assists and Jason Spezza has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Kari Lehtonen has given up eight goals on 105 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed seven goals on 55 shots. The Dallas Stars have been outscored 3-7 in their last two home games. Patrick Eaves is questionable with an injury.
The Jets are 13-6 in their last 19 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Stars are 21-6 in their last 27 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Jets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Stars have had their trouble at home as of late but there's little question they're the better team here when put up against the Jets, and with both teams needing a feel good win you have to give the edge to Dallas. The Winnipeg Jets have struggled big time defensively away from home and with the firepower the Stars have, this should result in an easier victory.