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Stars Hot at Home and Against the Wild

Jamie Benn

Deep in the heart of Texas, the American Airlines Center will play host to Game 1 of the first round series matchup between the Stars and Wild. Dallas has won six straight games on their home ice and went 4-1 this season vs the Wild.

Betting Trends
  • The Wild are 0-4 SU in their last four games with a closing total of 5.0 or less.
  • The favored team is 15-5 SU in the last 20 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of Dallas's last 10 games at home.

Minnesota enters the playoffs struggling, losing five straight games, being outscored 16-6 in that stretch. The Stars, meanwhile, are hot, going 6-1 to close out the season, outscoring their competition 25-14 in those games.

Given their recent history against each other and the way they closed out their seasons, the Stars enter this one the obvious favorite, coming in at -185 at online shop Bovada, with the Wild coming back at +155. Minessota struggled as underdogs this season, going 7-18.

If things weren’t bad enough for the Wild, it’s been announced that their leading goal scorer, Zach Parise, will miss at least the first two games in the series. The Stars also have a big name out of the lineup as Tyler Seguin will sit to rest an Achilles injury, but he should be back in the lineup for Game 2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Minnesota Wild before puck drop in this match found them as 135 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-1.4 result in favor of the Stars today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Dallas will face the 38-33-11 Wild. In totals betting, the Stars are 45-36-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Minnesota Wild are 29-34-19. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Minnesota injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Minnesota Wild taking on the No. 3-rated Dallas Stars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.26 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 22.14% while the Wild defense kills off 77.94% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Dallas won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Predators on April 09. Bettors who backed the Stars at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Dallas
  • Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Dallas, Saturday, April 16th