If you prefer intentions, then you need to tune into the Jets-Stars game tonight, based on sportsbooks. The total of the game opened in a massive amount of 6 but will most likely be hammered down to 5.5 at the time that the betting windows close.
A precedent is for targets in this series of those teams’ five matchups with four last year having eight or more goals. Nevertheless, levels of 6 are very rare — therefore, just what are the chances we see more or six goals tonight?
At the eight cases where the total has closed at a number greater than 5.5 because the 2014-15 year, the 2 teams playing have really eclipsed the set total five times and the average total goals scored was 6.125. Five-eighths is not a lock but it’s a great amount for a line that has some value on the OVER.
Even without that info, I would be leaning toward the OVER tonight. The simple fact that there have been two totals of 5.5 or more at the previous two seasons means Vegas is scared of the match and is pretty damn sure there is going to be many goals.
The Jets’ goals for and against total right now sits at 6.48 while the Stars’ is a lofty 5.98. Goals are far up in the NHL at this time and the 2 goalies playing with tonight — Michael Hutchinson and Antti Niemi — leave a great deal to be desired with their various 4.02 and 4.83 goals-against averages.
Keep your eye on the total at our NHL odds page and if you find a total of 5.5 at one of your books, take it and run with it.
Here is the historic data for games in the last 3 seasons that have closed with a total of more than 5.5.
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