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Minnesota Wild host Dallas Stars in hockey action


Dallas Stars

Minnesota Wild
21-19-7 January 18, 2014, 09:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 26-19-5



Dallas pays a visit to Minnesota on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Wild snipers in hockey action at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota battles the Stars, currently with a 21-19-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-25-11 for the Wild and 25-19-3 for the Stars.

View Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -142 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Wild and the No. 23-rated Stars in this matchup.

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Dallas lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Bruins on January 16. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Oilers on January 16. Bettors who backed the Wild at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.09 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.71% rate while the Stars have a 79.49% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Dallas at Nashville, Monday, January 20th