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Wild Dominating When Hosting Stars

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The Minnesota Wild will be hosting the Western Conference leading Dallas Stars Saturday, but they should not be worried, as they have decimated the Stars when playing at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild have won the last five games when they have hosted the Stars, with Minny averaging over four goals per game.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Stars’ last six games.
  • Minnesota is 1-5 in their last six games.
  • The Wild are expecting right winger Justin Fontaine to re-join the lineup.

The Stars have had no problem travelling this season as they are a staggering 9-2 record, which includes a current five-game winning streak outside of Dallas.

The Wild have excelled at home this season, posting an 8-2-0 record at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild have averaged 3.2 goals per game at home this season, a full half-goal more than their road games.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

11-7-3 Minnesota battles the Stars, currently with a 18-5-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-7-6 for the Wild and 11-12 for the Stars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Dallas injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 9-ranked Minnesota Wild and the No. 5-rated Dallas Stars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 9-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.57 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 20.55% rate while the Stars have a 79.41% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Canucks. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Jets on November 27. Bettors who backed the Jets at +158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Calgary, Tuesday, December 1st
Minnesota at Chicago, Tuesday, December 1st

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