Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (17-10-1) at Dallas Stars (15-11-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -160 / Winnipeg Jets +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and the Dallas Stars meet in a Central division matchup in NHL action from American Airlines Center on Thursday night.
The Winnipeg Jets come into this game looking to add to Dallas’ losing skid which currently sits at four games after Winnipeg emerged with a 5-1 win last time out. Nikolaj Ehlers opened the scoring for the Jets with the lone goal of the opening period before Kyle Connor and Josh Morrissey forged the Jets ahead 3-0 with a pair of goals 3:16 apart early on in the 2nd.
Miro Heiskanen got the Stars on the board with just over two minutes to go in the 2nd, but that’s as close as Dallas got, as Patrik Laine restored the three-goal lead 1:30 later. Mark Scheifele potted a 5th with the lone goal of the 3rd period sending Dallas back to another loss.
Connor Hellebuyck got the win for the Jets to improve to 14-7-1 after stopping 27 of 28 shots faced in the win while Anton Khudobin took the loss, falling to 6-5-1 after giving up 5 goals on 30 shots faced in the loss.
Winnipeg is 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 division games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Dallas is 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall while the under is 9-3-2 in their last 14 division games. Winnipeg is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams.
I get Dallas being favored at home, but even with a pretty good run of form at home, it’s hard for me to lay this kind of juice with a team that’s lost four in a row the way that Dallas has. Winnipeg’s been one of the better road teams in the league, sitting top-5 in the league on the road this season, and I just think they carry that form to another win here at plus money on Thursday.