Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Wild versus the Stars? The puck drops at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on TNT. The game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Stars are the home favorites against the Wild in a Central division matchup.

MINNESOTA WILD VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Wild winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Wild on the moneyline (+160)
  • The Wild are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Minnesota Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

On the season, the Minnesota Wild have an overall record of 17-18-4, which has them in 7th place in the Central Division and 13th in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Wild have gone 8-9. In their last ten games, Minnesota has a record of 5-5.

When playing on the road this season, the Wild have gone 7-10-2, and they have been the underdog in 22 of their 39 games. As the underdog, Minnesota has a record of 5-15-2 and has lost five straight games when not favored. In their last five games, the Wild have gone just 1-4.

Minnesota enters this game with a puck line record of 20-19 and an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game. So far, they have played 17 games where they were favored and have gone 7-10 against the puck line in those games.

When looking at their last ten games, the Wild have gone just 4-6 against the puck line and have dropped their last four games vs. the puck line. On the road, Minnesota has a puck line record of 11-8 this season.

This season, Minnesota’s games are averaging 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Wild currently have an over/under record of 18-18-3.

Through their last three road games, Minnesota has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Wild have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Wild offense is 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the NHL.

Minnesota’s leading goal scorer is Joel Eriksson Ek. So far this season, he has 15 goals, placing him 48th in the NHL. Eriksson Ek also comes into the game with 11 assists.

Defensively, the Stars are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Minnesota goalie Jesper Wallstedt comes into the game looking to get his season off to a strong start as this will be his first game for the team.

Will Dallas Make it Happen at Home?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 12-7-2, and they are 21-10-5 when favored. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in 4th place with a record of 23-11-5. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 6-4, and they have lost two of their last three games.

Overall, Dallas has 51 points, and they have gone 14-11 against other Western Conference teams. In the Central Division, the Stars are in 3rd place. Against divisional opponents, Dallas has gone 9-5 this season.

At home, the Stars have a puck line record of 5-16 and an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. So far this season, they have won 13 games by multiple goals.

Overall, Dallas has a puck line record of 13-26, and they have gone 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last three games, the Stars have gone 1-2 vs. the puck line.

This season, Dallas’ games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Stars currently have an over/under record of 25-14-0.

Through their last three road games, Minnesota has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 4th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 21st in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Stars offense is 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.

Dallas’ leading goal scorer is Roope Hintz. So far this season, he has 16 goals, placing him 37th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.

Dallas defense takes on the Wild ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 19th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood comes into the game having made 17 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.689%.