Thursday, April 14, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Minnesota Wild travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +135 and the Stars at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 82 games. They have an overall record of 38-33-11 and on the road they have a record of 17-17-7. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 216 goals and given up 206 goals for a point differential of +10. The Wild have 11 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-43 and an over/under record of 29-35-18. Dallas shows up with a record of 50-23-9 including 28-11-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 267 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of +37. The Stars have 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 49-32 while their over/under record sits at 45-36-1.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Wild. He has 17 goals this season with 141 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 18 goals on 146 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 32 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,829 shots against him and has given up 150 goals. He has made 1,679 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jamie Benn has accumulated 89 total points this season for the Stars. He has 41 goals this season with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 202 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 25 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 1,246 shots against him and has given up 118 goals. He has made 1,128 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have 87 total points this season. They have scored 213 goals while giving up 204 goals. They have had 259 power play opportunities and have scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Wild have allowed 204 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.97% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Stars have a total of 109 points on the season. They have 58 power play goals on 262 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 248 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 265 goals scored while they've given up 228 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.10%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they've attempted 4,356 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,554 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 3,275 attempts while they've given up 3,347 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season. They have 2,592 face off wins compared to 2,341 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.5%. On defense Minnesota has 1,405 hits and they've blocked 1,207 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 5,082 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,659 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 3,746 shots while they've given up 3,435 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 2,597 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,577 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 1,224 shot attempts and they have 1,556 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 35-43 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 29-35-18 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 49-32 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 45-36-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
04/12/16 LW Zach Parise Back is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Dallas
04/11/16 C Erik Haula Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
04/08/16 LW Thomas Vanek Upper Body out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
04/11/16 C Tyler Seguin Achilles is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
04/10/16 C Mattias Janmark Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
04/10/16 D Patrik Nemeth Illness "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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