Stars vs Wild Prediction - NHL Picks 11/12/23

Minnesota Wild (5-7-2) vs Dallas Stars (9-3-1)

Game Info: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -110 / Dallas Stars -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars will play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Dallas has won two games in a row, while Minnesota has lost two in a row. 

Stars Preview

The Dallas Stars are 9-3-1 this season after they defeated the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Dallas led 2-0 in the second period and they were able to hang on for the win. The Stars were out shot by a total of 33-29 and went 1-4 on the power play in the game. Dallas also defeated Columbus by a total of 5-2 in their previous game. The Dallas Stars are scoring 3.00 goals per game and they are allowing 2.50 goals against per game, while going 9.1% on the power play and 92.7% on the penalty kill. Joe Pavelski has led the Stars this season with five goals, seven assists, and 32 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Dallas is Jake Oettinger, who is 6-2-1 this year with a 2.10 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. 

Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 5-7-2 this year after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Minnesota trailed 3-1 in the third period and they were able to cut the lead to 3-2, but couldn’t find the tying goal. The Wild out shot Buffalo by a total of 35-25 and won 72.7% of the face-offs in the loss. Minnesota has lost six of their last eight games, with the two wins coming against the Islanders and Rangers. The Minnesota Wild are scoring 3.29 goals per game and they are allowing 3.93 goals against per game, while going 17.3% on the power play and 68.2% on the penalty kill. Mats Zuccarello has led the Wild with three goals, 12 assists, and 41 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Filip Gustavsson, who is 2-4-1 this year with a 4.64 goals against average and a .872 save percentage. 

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have won three of their last four games as home underdogs against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games at Xcel Energy Center against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Wild's last nine home games against the Stars.
  • The Wild have lost the second period in five of their last six games against Central Division opponents.

Dallas Stars Team Facts

  • The Stars have won each of their last five games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Stars have covered the puck line in each of their last five games against the Wild following a road win.
  • The Stars have won the second period in five of their last six games against the Wild.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Stars' last seven night games at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Marco Rossi has scored a goal in each of the Wild's last three games at Xcel Energy Center.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last six games at Xcel Energy Center against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Matthew Boldy has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances in home games.
  • Mats Zuccarello has the equal-most multi-assist games for the Wild this season (2).

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Duchene has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances against the Wild.
  • Miro Heiskanen has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last four games as favorites against the Wild.
  • Jamie Benn has recorded at least one assist in each of his last six Sunday appearances at Xcel Energy Center.
  • Roope Hintz has the most Power Play Goals for the Stars this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.57).
  • The Minnesota Wild are one of only three teams to win a game when trailing by 2 or more goals after Period 1 this season.
  • The Dallas Stars ranks 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.46).
  • The Dallas Stars ranks 1st in the league for power play goals against this season (3).

Pick

Dallas comes into this game on a two game winning streak, but they will be on the second game of a back to back after playing last night against Winnipeg. The Wild have lost two games in a row and they have only scored a total of three goals in those two games. Minnesota’s defensive play has not been good this year, as they are allowing almost four goals against per game. On the other side, they are doing a decent job of scoring goals and they have the better power play unit. I think we are going to see some goals in this game, as Dallas will capitalize on the poor Minnesota defensive play. Take the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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