Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#27 Minnesota Wild vs.
#28 Dallas Stars
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 8:35pm EST
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Written by Valdis Pans

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Having gone 2-0-3 on their current eight-game homestand, the Dallas Stars (1st in Central Division) will continue it with an encounter against the Minnesota Wild (3rd in Central), who have dropped four of their past six decisions.

Wild Slip Up In Arizona

The Minnesota Wild (27-18-4) were beaten for the first time in three games (2-1-0) after extending their road losing streak to four fixtures (0-4-0) following a 3-2 setback against the Arizona Coyotes at Mullet Arena on Monday. Kirill Kaprizov (28 goals, 60 points this year) gave the Wild a 1-0 lead with a one-timer at the start of the second period, extending his point run to six outings (3 goals, 5 assists). Jonas Brodin (2 goals, 8 points), meanwhile, made it 2-1 at the start of the third frame before the hosts tallied two unanswered strikes subsequently. Minnesota is 2-4-0 in its last six overall matchups.

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves on Monday in his 971st NHL game, tying Terry Sawchuk for the fourth-most by a netminder in league history. He has picked up a 16-11-3 total for the ongoing campaign with a 2.88 GAA and a .905 save percentage, and is 13-6-1 against the Dallas Stars historically with a 2.18 GAA and a .927 save percentage. The Wild, meanwhile, are netting the 12th lowest quantity of goals per game this season (3.04), while allowing the 11th lowest amount defensively (2.84). They are 11th in power play with a 23.6% success rate and 15th in penalty kill with 79.8% effectiveness.

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Stars Extend Point Run

The Dallas Stars (29-13-10) stretched out their current point streak to six fixtures (3-0-3) after ending a three-game losing slide (0-0-3) following a 3-2 shootout victory against the Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center on Monday. Jason Robertson (33 goals, 67 points this year) and Tyler Seguin (14 goals, 34 points) tallied in the tiebreaker, which the Stars won in three rounds with two strikes to one after squandering a 2-0 second-period lead by conceding two goals in a span of 1:26 in the third frame. Nils Lundkvist (5 goals, 15 points) and Roope Hintz (21 goals, 47 points) lit the lamp in the first and second periods respectively for Dallas, which has gone past regulation in each of its past four outings (1-0-3).

Goalie Jake Oettinger stopped 32 shots on Monday to take his current performance status to 22-7-7 for the season with a 2.25 GAA and a .924 save percentage. He has recorded a perfect 3-0-0 tally from five previous appearances against the Minnesota Wild with a 3.19 GAA and a .878 save percentage. The Stars, who are 2-0-3 on their ongoing eight-game homestand, meanwhile, are burying the 9th highest number of goals per game in 2022-23 (3.35), while giving up the 2nd lowest amount on the defensive end (2.56). They are 6th in power play (25.0%) and 2nd best in penalty kill (83.8%).

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The very last four overall contests of Dallas, two of the previous three outings of Minnesota and the most recent two trips of the Wild to American Airlines Center have all gone past regulation. So, a draw on a 3-way moneyline (+335) is the most obvious choice here! Still, do also consider backing the home team in this one! Despite the visitors dominating this series of late, triumphing on the very last four occasions (two wins apiece for each side), the Stars have still notched 30 victories in their previous 41 head-to-head matchups against Minnesota in Texas. Dallas has also performed well versus opponents from the Central Division, banking four wins on the last five tries. The Wild, meanwhile, have dropped six of their most recent eight road contests, currently riding a four-game losing skid on their travels.

Prediction: Dallas Stars (-130)

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The very last three overall games of the Wild, as well as the most recent six matchups of the Stars have all been low-scoring affairs, finishing with no more than five tallies on the scoreboard. Still, the prior four fixtures of Minnesota did witness the lighting of the lamp a tad more often, averaging no less than 6.75 snipes per encounter, while 10 of the past 14 Wednesday assignments of Dallas have all ended within the realm of at least six markers. Four of the last six head-to-head meetings between the Wild and the Stars have also been goal-fests, posting an average of 9.75 (!!!) goals per game. So, do back the Over in this one!

Prediction: Over 5.5

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