Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild Game 4 Free Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/19/2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Dallas Stars travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Dallas leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Stars at -115 and the Wild at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
Dallas comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 50-23-9 and on the road they had a record of 22-12-7. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and gave up 230 goals for a point differential of +37. The Stars had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 49-32 and an over/under record of 45-36-1. Minnesota had a regular season record of 38-33-11 including 21-16-4 at home this season. They were 5th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and surrendered 206 for a goal differential of +10. The Wild had 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 35-43 while their over/under record sat at 29-35-18.
Jamie Benn accumulated 89 total points this season for the Stars. He had 41 goals this season with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 202 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Antti Niemi had 25 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He had 1,246 shots against him and gave up 118 goals. He made 1,128 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Koivu accumulated 56 total points this season for the Wild. He had 17 goals this season with 141 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 39 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter averaged 29 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 8 goals on 188 shots. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk had 32 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Wild. He had 1,829 shots against him and gave up 150 goals. He made 1,679 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Stars had 109 total points this season. They scored 265 goals while giving up 228 goals. They had 262 power play opportunities and scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Stars allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.10% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 90%.
The Wild had a total of 87 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 259 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. They allowed 204 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Stars had a total of 213 goals scored while they gave up 204 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.97%. As a team they gave up 29 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
Dallas had a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they attempted 5,082 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,659 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.2% as they had 3,746 attempts while they gave up 3,435 shots on the defensive end. The Stars started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,597 face off wins compared to 2,577 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.2%. On defense Dallas had 1,556 hits and they blocked 1,224 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota attempted 4,356 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,554 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 48.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.5% as they had 3,275 shots while they gave up 3,347 attempts on defense. The Wild had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 52.5% as they compiled 2,592 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,341 face off losses. On defense Minnesota blocked 1,207 shot attempts and they had 1,405 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 49-32 straight up this season
The Dallas Stars were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 35-43 straight up this season
The Minnesota Wild were 29-35-18 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
04/18/16 D Kris Russell Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
04/18/16 C Tyler Seguin Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
04/14/16 RW Brett Ritchie Lower Body out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
04/13/16 LW Zach Parise Back out indefinitely
04/08/16 LW Thomas Vanek Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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