Stars at Wild Game 4 - 4/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (52-23-9) at Minnesota Wild (38-35-11)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild +100 / Dallas Stars -120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild meet Wednesday night for game four at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Dallas Stars can take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a victory here. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with two goals, Ales Hemsky has two assists and Patrick Sharp has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has given up five goals on 72 shots faced. Lehtonen has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild look for another home win that would tie this series up heading back to Texas. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Jason Pominville leads Minnesota with two goals, Nino Niederreiter has two assists and Erik Haula has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed eight goals on 76 shots faced. Dubnyk has given up eight goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wild are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Stars are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 39-17 in the last 56 meetings.
The Wild continue to play their best hockey on their home ice and really took it to the Stars Monday night. There's a lot to like with Minnesota at home. So, I'm going to side with the Wild and expect that this series will be tied up heading back to Dallas.