Saturday, October 29, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Dallas Stars travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +108 and the Wild at -133. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Dallas comes into this matchup having played 7 games. They have an overall record of 3-3-1 and on the road they have a record of 1-2-0. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 18 goals and given up 22 goals for a point differential of -4. For the season they have an ATS record of 3-4 and an over/under record of 3-4-0. Minnesota shows up with a record of 5-2-1 including 3-0-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 28 goals and surrendered 19 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 5-3 while their over/under record sits at 3-4-1.
Jamie Benn has accumulated 4 total points this season for the Stars. He has 2 goals this season with 20 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 2 goals on 12 shots. He has 1 assist giving him a total of 3 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen has 1 win and 2 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 105 shots against him and has given up 8 goals. He has made 97 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 4 total points this season for the Wild. He has 2 goals this season with 14 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 3 goals on 19 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 9 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Wild. He has had 178 shots against him and has given up 10 goals. He has made 168 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Stars have 7 total points this season. They have scored 18 goals while giving up 22 goals. They have had 31 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Stars have allowed 30 power play opportunities and given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.91% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 11 points on the season. They have 3 power play goals on 28 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 11%. They have allowed 23 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 96%. As a team, the Stars have a total of 28 goals scored while they've given up 19 goals to this point. They average 27 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.84%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Dallas has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've attempted 408 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 442 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.9% as they have 302 attempts while they've given up 329 shots on the defensive end. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 42.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 57.6% for the season. They have 233 face off wins compared to 219 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.5%. On defense Dallas has 118 hits and they've blocked 113 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 408 shots at full strength and they've given up 434 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 309 shots while they've given up 326 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 242 face off wins this season and they have suffered 242 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 108 shot attempts and they have 130 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 3-4 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 5-3 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 3-4-1 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/27/16 RW Ales Hemsky Groin doubtful Saturday vs Minnesota
10/27/16 C Jason Spezza Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
10/22/16 RW Jiri Hudler Illness out indefinitely
10/21/16 LW Patrick Sharp Concussion out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Cody Eakin Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/28/16 D Marco Scandella Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Dallas
10/27/16 C Erik Haula Foot "?" Saturday vs Dallas
10/27/16 D Jared Spurgeon Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Dallas
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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