Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets
|Date & Time||Sunday January 6, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)|
Bell MTS Place
The Line: Dallas Stars +135 / Winnipeg Jets -150 -- Over/Under: 6
The Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Dallas Stars look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 17 goals, Tyler Seguin has 23 assists and Alexander Radulov has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 59 goals on 770 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 41 goals on 538 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 24 goals, Blake Wheeler has 44 assists and Mark Scheifele has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 87 goals on 947 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 21 goals on 342 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Stars are 10-22 in their last 32 road games, 22-49 in their last 71 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 21-5 in their last 26 Sunday games, 56-21 in their last 77 home games and 12-5 in their last 17 overall. The Stars are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall.
The Dallas Stars head into this game playing some really solid hockey, but they've continued to struggle on the road and have had little to no success against the Winnipeg Jets over the years. The Jets have won eight of the last nine meetings against the Stars and seven of those victories came by two or more goals. Sometimes a team just has another teams number, and it looks like this is one of those cases. I'll side with the Jets on their home ice.