Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (10-3-2) at Dallas Stars (13-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -130 / Minnesota Wild +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
The Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars square off Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Minnesota Wild look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Thomas Vanek leads Minnesota with seven goals, Ryan Suter has 12 assists and Zach Parise has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 33 goals on 367 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up six goals on 55 shots. Dubnyk has allowed five goals in his last three games. Marco Scandella is questionable.
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The Dallas Stars look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.1 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 11 goals, Tyler Seguin has 16 assists and Patrick Sharp has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 18 goals on 228 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 27 goals on 290 shots. Niemi has given up 10 goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win. The Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win. The Wild are 5-22-1 in the last 28 meetings in Dallas and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Not only have the Stars owned the Wild when the games are played in Dallas, but they've also been probably the most consistent team to start the season. Hard not to side with the home team and the reasonable chalk.