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Stars and Wild Are Two of the Hottest OVER Bets in Hockey

Two of the hottest OVER teams in the NHL will meet tonight when the Stars travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to take on the best team in the Western Conference. The Wild have seen 19 of their last 25 games go OVER while the Stars’ last nine games have averaged a total of 6.89 goals.

  • The Wild are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games after a loss.
  • The Stars are 0-5 SU and 1-4 on the puckline in their last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Stars' last 9 games.

A major reason for both teams’ OVER surge is the success they’ve been having on the power play. The Stars have five total goals on the man advantage in their last three games while the Wild have four in their last three. It’s true that the Wild were shut out in their last game but it was against the Ducks, one of the stingiest teams in the league.

Tonight’s game could be an absolute barnburner and I’m going to be all over the OVER 5.5 as I can see it getting bet up to at least 6. Dallas has been one of the most penalized teams in the NHL since the all-star break and Minnesota has the most efficient home power play in the league with a 28.2 percent conversion rate.

A trend backed up by a stat like that is one I can absolutely get behind.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild bring a 37-13-6 record to the battle against the 22-26-10 Stars. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 28-20-8 so far and the Stars go 30-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Dallas injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Minnesota Wild and the No. 7-ranked Dallas Stars, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.34 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.22 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 21.29% while the Stars defense kills off 74.09% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -124 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Minnesota was a 1-0 loser in its last match at home against the Ducks. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 18th
Minnesota home to Nashville, Saturday, February 18th