Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars - 4/14/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (42-27-4) vs Minnesota Wild (45-21-6)
Game Info: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -122 / Minnesota Wild -101 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars host the Minnesota Wild in Thursday NHL Action.
The Minnesota Wild come into this road contest with an overall record of 45-21-6. Through 72 games, the Wild are 2nd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 268 times, good for a rank of 4th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Minnesota is the 17th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.04 goals per game. So far, the Wild have a strength of schedule rating of 16th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 7th-ranked team in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars get set to host the Minnesota Wild with an overall record of 42-27-4. This mark places them 5th in the Central division. Through 73 games, the Stars have scored 215 goals, giving them an average of 2.89. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams.On defense, Dallas is the 15th-ranked unit, giving up 2.95 goals per contest. So far, the Stars have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Dallas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 18th in the NHL.
Through 71 games, the Minnesota Wild goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov, with 91 points. He has reached his mark of 42 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.3%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mats Zuccarello, who has 50 assists to go along with his 22 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21.0. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 73 games, Dallas' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 34 goals and 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 68. On the season, he is turning 18.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 73 games, he has come up with 27 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.53 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Minnesota's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-29-2. So far, taking the over when the Wild are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-17-1. On the season, 64.0% of Minnesota's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Wild. Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 32-40-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 17-18. On the season, 45.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. With a line set at 6 goals, look for Minnesota and Dallas to fall below this number, as both teams have benefited from strong goalie play.
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