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Wild vs Stars: NHL Odds and Pick

Two of the top three teams in the Western Conference collide Saturday night when the Minnesota Wild visit the Dallas Stars. The lonestar state has not been kind to the Wild, with Minny going just 3-20 in their past 23 games in Dallas.

Shark Bites
  • The Wild are 4-2-1 against Central Division opponents this season.
  • With a win, the Stars could tie the Montreal Canadiens for first in the NHL.
  • Devan Dubnyk (2.41, .910) is expected to make his eighth consecutive start for the Wild.

Though the Wild have been impressive this season, they have faltered on the road with a 3-2-2 record away from Minnesota. The Wild picked up a 3-2 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday to start a four-game road trip.

The Stars are arguably the hottest team in the NHL, winning seven of their last nine with the Toronto Maple Leafs being their only losses (yeah, we can’t figure that out either). Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn have fuelled the Stars offense, with Seguin tied for the lead-league in points and Benn second in goals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Minnesota Wild opened as 110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.1 win for the Stars on Saturday. 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 Minnesota Wild will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-3-2 this season, while the Stars are 13-4-0. Minnesota is 6-4-5 on the totals; Dallas is 10-7. 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. 2-ranked Dallas Stars and the No. 8-rated Minnesota Wild in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Stars No. 2-ranked offense (3.65 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.67 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 30.19% rate while the Wild have a 75.76% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They won as -121 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -139 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
  • Dallas is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, November 17th
Dallas at Buffalo, Tuesday, November 17th