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Stars Hope to Finish Wild in Game 6

Mikko Koivu Minnesota Wild NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Dallas Stars were cruising through the opening two games of their Western Conference series versus the Minnesota Wild but things have taken an interesting turn. The Wild can force a Game 7 with a win on home ice Sunday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • The Stars are 4-1 SU in the previous five meetings in Minnesota.
  • OVER is 16-7-2 in Dallas last 25 road games.
  • The Wild are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games overall.

Online shop Bovada is currently offering the Stars at -130 in moneyline markets while the Wild are +110 on home ice. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is -120 while UNDER 5 is presently EVEN odds.

The Stars were sharp in taking games one and two by scores of 4-0 and 2-1 respectively. They switched from Kari Lehtonen to Antti Niemi in the crease after losing Game 3 by a score of 5-3 and may contemplate another switch following the 5-4 loss in Game 5.

Mikko Koivu has really stepped things up with Zach Parise and Tomas Vanek out due to injury. Koivu scored the equalizer as well as the overtime winner in the Wild’s Game 5 victory.

OVER bettors will be thinking hard about about Sunday’s Game 6 contest. OVER has gone 5-0-1 in the previous six meetings between the Stars and Wild in Minnesota.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Minnesota Wild in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 114 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1 result in favor of the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota will face the 53-24-10 Stars. In totals betting, the Wild are 31-36-20 in over under betting so far this season while the Dallas Stars are 47-38-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Wild rated this week at No. 9 and the Dallas Stars sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 20-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.52% rate while the Stars have a 82.42% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Dallas's last 23 games on the road
  • Dallas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Dallas
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Minnesota, Tuesday, April 26th

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