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Wild Need To End Drastic Losing Streak

The Minnesota Wild are the coldest team in the NHL playoffs, as the club has lost six-straight games while being outscored 20-6. If Minny wants to extend their season they will need to perform better in their Round 1 series against the Dallas Stars, wich sees Game 2 taking place Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The Wild are 1-5 SU in their past six games against the Stars.
  • The Stars have won seven-straight games at home.
  • Jamie Benn had one goal and two assists in Game 1 of the series .

In order for the Wild to even think about beating the Stars, they will need to figure out Kari Lehtonen. In his past eight starts, Lehtonen is 7-1 with a 1.76 goals against average and a .932 save percentage with two shutouts.

Minnesota will also need to find some sort of secondary scoring with both Thomas Vanek and Zach Parise, who were second and third on the team in points in the regular season, both out with injuries. Luckily for the Wild, they will have shutdown center Erick Haula back after he missed Game 1 with an injury. Haula’s main assignment will be containing Jamie Benn, who had three points in the first game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Dallas Stars as -210 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Stars to win this game 4.6-0.6. 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

The Dallas Stars currently sport a record of 51-23-9. The Minnesota Wild are 38-34-11. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 45-37-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 29-35-19 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-ranked Dallas Stars and the No. 9-rated Minnesota Wild in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Stars No. 1-ranked offense (3.27 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.53 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 22.01% rate while the Wild have a 78.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Dallas
  • Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Dallas, Monday, April 18th

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