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Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Betting Matchup Report

Minnesota Wild

Dallas Stars
34-21-7 March 08, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 30-23-10

The Dallas Stars look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Wild arrive at American Airlines Center on Saturday.

This season the Stars are 30-23-10 overall while the Wild are 34-21-7. As for the totals, Dallas is 30-28-5 on the OU, and Minnesota is 17-30-15.

View Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as -131 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Stars, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Wild, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flames on March 3. Bettors who backed the Wild at -177 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Dallas was a 6-1 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Dallas at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense (2.87 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 15.28% rate while the Wild have a 81.35% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Minnesota home to St. Louis, Sunday, March 9th
Dallas home to Columbus, Monday, March 10th