NHL Picks on the Total: Jets to go 'Over' the Stars

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:13 PM GMT

Our NHL correspondent breaks down the total in the game tonight between Winnipeg and Dallas. By reading his revealing preview on this contest, you’ll have access to numerous NHL betting edges. The article culminates with his selection on the total as well.

Central Division Clash in the Lone Star State
The Dallas Stars will host the Winnipeg Jets tonight in a clash between two Central Division rivals at 8:35 PM ET. I’ll be honing in on the total in this contest for one of my NHL picks on Thursday. According to the NHL odds at Bookmaker the current posted total is 5.5. This will be the second meeting of the season between these clubs. The Jets were a 5-2 home winner over the Stars on December 9th, and that contest went over the total of 5.5.

 

Both Teams on Recent High Scoring Trends
The Winnipeg Jets haven’t seen any of their previous eleven games stay under the total. They’ve also failed to go under the total in their last seven on the road, and those contests averaged a combined 7.1 goals scored per game. The Jets will be facing an opponent tonight which averages 3.1 goals per game. Winnipeg has gone over the total in ten of thirteen this season versus opponents averaging 2.85 or more goals per game.

The Dallas Stars have seen just one of their last seven games stay under the total. The Stars are averaging a robust 4.0 goals per outing over their last nine games. They’ve also allowed four goals or more in four of their previous five contests. The Stars will be facing an opponent (Jets) tonight which converts on 17.8% of their power play chances this season. Dallas has gone over the total in fifteen of twenty-one this season versus opponents that are cashing in on 17.5% or better of their man advantage opportunities, and those contests averaged a combined 6.9 goals per game.

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NHL Totals Betting System
The Dallas Stars will turn to Anders Lindback in goal for tonight’s game. This will be Lindback’s ninth appearance of the season, and just his sixth start. He’s posted a terrible .871 save percentage so far in the 2014-2015 NHL campaign. Dallas averages 30.0 shots on goal per game, and is now into their second half of the schedule with tonight being their 44th game of the year. All this data is applicable to a very profitable betting system pertaining to the total.

Any home team (Dallas) with a total of 5.5 playing in their second half of the season, averaging 29.0 or more shots on goal per game, and has a starting goaltender (Lindback) with a save percentage of .895 or less for the year, has seen the home team go over the total in 44 of 62-games (71%) during the past five seasons. Those contests averaged a combined 6.6 goals per game.

NHL Pick: Jets and Stars to go over the total of 5.5 at Bookmaker.