Wild vs Stars Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/17/23

Dallas Stars (30-14-11) vs. Minnesota Wild (28-21-5)
February 17, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild -122 / Dallas Stars -102; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Dallas Stars Betting Preview

The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 34 goals, Joe Pavelski has 36 assists and Miro Heiskanen has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 89 goal on 1,192 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 45 goals on 515 shots.

The Minnesota Wild Betting Preview

The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 31 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 35 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 96 goals on 971 shots faced, and Filip Gustavsson has allowed 48 goals on 648 shots.

The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Wild are 68-30 in their last 98 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 22-5-1 in Stars last 28 overall. The under is 19-7-2 in Wild last 28 overall. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 50-24 in the last 74 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

Two good teams that have been a bit sluggish this week, so it will be interesting to see which team bounces back with a much-needed win. The edge for me is that the Wild are at home, where they’ve been terrific dating back to last season. The juice is more than reasonable. Give me the Wild and the fairly cheap price because of home ice.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Minnesota Wild -122

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Randy Chambers

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