Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars - 1/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Xcel Energy Center)
DAL-128 O/U 5
The Dallas Stars (27 - 16 - 4) are hitting the road for a winnable game against the Minnesota Wild (21 - 20 - 6). Minnesota will be hosting this game at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN. Dallas will be taking the ice just a game removed from a blowout loss to Buffalo. Minnesota recently broke up their losing streak with a victory over Tampa Bay. Dallas has been exceptional on the road this season while Minnesota has played well at home, thus setting up a potentially close battle.
The Dallas Stars are going to look to set the tone on defense in this game. Dallas is surrendering just 2.36 GA/G to opposing teams this season and we don't expect that to change much. Dallas is a slower-paced team when it comes to getting into their sets, but Tyler Seguin (11 goals, 26 assists) will be able to work with whatever Minnesota's porous defense gives him.
The Minnesota Wild are scoring almost 3 goals per game this season behind the play of Eric Staal (16 goals, 18 assists) and Zach Parise (17 goals, 7 Power Play goals). Minnesota can push the pace, but they'll likely run into a wall against Dallas. Minnesota and Dallas are two evenly matched teams that should set up a pretty solid showing from both sides.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games.
- Dallas are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games.
- Minnesota are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The Stars are a team that has really been able to play great on the year. However, the Stars are a team that has a great defense that has contained the best offenses on the season. The Wild, do not have a great offense on the year and that will definitely be a problem for the Wild in the game here. Look for the Stars to continue to shut down the Wild offense in the game here and bring home a win. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Stars win 3-0.