Wild vs. Stars - 2/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (33-15-5) at Minnesota Wild (23-20-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -105 / Dallas Stars -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild square off Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Dallas Stars look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 28 goals, Tyler Seguin has 28 assists and Jason Spezza has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 85 goals on 926 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 55 goals on 594 shots. Niemi has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 17 goals, Thomas Vanek has 15 assists and Charlie Coyle has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 97 goals on 1,176 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 23 goals on 320 shots. Dubnyk has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Wild are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 home games. The Stars are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
The Stars can't win on the road all of a sudden and the Wild can't win at home. Something has to give, right? In a game like this and with the line so low, you have to side with the better team. That's by far the Stars. Give me Dallas for the cheap, cheap price.