Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Dallas Stars travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Stars at -102 and the Wild at -108. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Dallas comes into this matchup having played 53 games. They have an overall record of 33-15-5 and on the road they have a record of 14-8-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 172 goals and given up 144 goals for a point differential of +28. The Stars have 5 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-20 and an over/under record of 27-25-1. Minnesota shows up with a record of 23-20-9 including 14-8-3 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 127 goals and surrendered 128 for a goal differential of -1. The Wild have 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 1-8-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 23-29 while their over/under record sits at 17-26-9.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Stars. He has 28 goals this season with 204 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 28 goals on 167 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 20 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 926 shots against him and has given up 85 goals. He has made 841 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Wild. He has 10 goals this season with 87 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 99 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 18 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1176 shots against him and has given up 97 goals. He has made 1079 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Stars have 71 total points this season. They have scored 170 goals while giving up 142 goals. They have had 167 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Stars have allowed 155 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.87% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 55 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 154 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 125 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Stars have a total of 127 goals scored while they've given up 126 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.46%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Dallas has a Corsi percentage of 52.8% as they've attempted 3,078 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,752 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.2% as they have 2,248 attempts while they've given up 2,057 shots on the defensive end. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. They have 1,604 face off wins compared to 1,535 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Dallas has 875 hits and they've blocked 695 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 2,620 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,725 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 1,957 shots while they've given up 2,004 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 1,529 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,455 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 721 shot attempts and they have 863 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 33-20 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 27-25-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 23-29 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 17-26-9 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/05/15 RW Brett Ritchie Wrist out indefinitely
02/05/16 C Jason Spezza Upper Body out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/06/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot expected to miss a month
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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