Then you ought to tune into the Jets-Stars game tonight, according to sportsbooks, if you like intentions. The total of this game opened in a massive number of 6 but will almost certainly be hammered down to 5.5 by the time that the betting windows close.
There is definitely a precedent for goals in this show with four of those teams’ five matchups last year with eight or more goals. Nevertheless, levels of 6 are very rare — therefore, just what are the chances we see more or six goals tonight?
In the eight instances where the total has closed in a number greater than 5.5 because the 2014-15 season, the 2 teams playing have really surpassed the set total five times and the average total goals scored has been 6.125. Five-eighths is definitely not a lock but it’s a fantastic amount for a line which has some plus-money worth on the OVER.
Even without that info that is historical, I would be leaning toward the tonight. The fact that there have been two levels of 5.5 or more in the previous two seasons signifies Vegas is fearful of this match and is pretty damn certain there is likely to be many goals.
The Jets’ aims for and against total right now sits in 6.48 while the Stars’ is a lofty 5.98. Goals are far up at the NHL right now and the 2 goalies playing with tonight — Michael Hutchinson and Antti Niemi — leave a lot to be desired with their respective 4.02 and 4.83 goals-against averages.
Keep your eye on the total in our NHL odds page and if you find a total of 5.5 at one of the books, take it and run with it.
Here is the historical data for games in the last three seasons which have closed with a total of more than 5.5.
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