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The Winnipeg Jets are riding a win streak and might also have an auspicious betting line as they try to sweep a home-and-home set against the Dallas Stars.

The Jets are +140 away underdogs while the Stars are -160 home favourites with a 5.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Winnipeg, which defeated Dallas 5-1 at home on Tuesday, is 12-3 in its last 15 away games as a -130 to -150 moneyline underdog with the total finishing OVER 11 times at betting sites. Dallas, in comparison, is 10-5 in its last 15 home games as a moneyline favourite of -150 to -170. The teams have split their last eight matchups in Dallas 4-4.

Jets at Stars | OddsShark Matchup Report

The Stars are 15-11-3 this season and take a four-game losing streak into this contest, having scored only four goals over this stretch. Dallas, whose attack is spearheaded by centers Tyler Seguin and Roope Hintz, rates 18th in the NHL in five-on-five shot-attempt percentage (49.64 percent) and is 26th in the league in goals scored (2.59 per game). Dallas makes up for that by having the fourth-best goals-against record (2.45), while its power play is ranked 25th (14.8 percent) and its penalty killing unit is ranked 10th (84.0).

Anton Khubodin absorbed the defeat on Tuesday, so the Stars will likely come back with goalie Ben Bishop, who is 9-6-2 this season with a 2.20 goals-against average and .928 save percentage.

The Jets are 17-10-1 this season, including an 8-3 record across their last 11 away games. Working with a patchwork defense corps means the Jets are 22nd in the NHL in five-on-five shot-attempt percentage (48.55 percent), but strong goaltending and an offense helmed by Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler means they are up to 20th in goals scored (2.86) while ranking seventh in goals against (2.71). Winnipeg has had suboptimal special teams, with the power play ranked 24th (15.5 percent) while the penalty killing unit is ranked  23rd (76.9).

Connor Hellebuyck is 14-7-1 this season with a 2.17 goals-against average and .934 save percentage and has won two of his last three starts against Dallas.

Following this contest, the Jets will have two days off before a Sunday afternoon home game against the Anaheim Ducks.

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