Friday, April 22, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Minnesota Wild travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Friday, April 22, 2016. Dallas leads the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +188 and the Stars at -210. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 38-33-11 and on the road they had a record of 17-17-7. They finished 5th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and gave up 206 goals for a point differential of +10. The Wild had 11 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 35-43 and an over/under record of 29-35-18. Dallas had a regular season record of 50-23-9 including 28-11-2 at home this season. They were 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of +37. The Stars had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 49-32 while their over/under record sat at 45-36-1.
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 this year. 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%.
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. 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%.
The Wild had 87 total points this season. They scored 213 goals while giving up 204 goals. They had 259 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Wild allowed 204 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.97% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Stars had a total of 109 points on the season. They had 58 power play goals on 262 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Wild had a total of 265 goals scored while they gave up 228 goals during the campaign. They averaged 32 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.10%. As a team they gave up 29 shots per game and had a save percentage of 90%.
Minnesota had a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they attempted 4,356 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,554 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 49.5% as they had 3,275 attempts while they gave up 3,347 shots on the defensive end. The Wild 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 2,592 face off wins compared to 2,341 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 52.5%. On defense Minnesota had 1,405 hits and they blocked 1,207 shots from the opposition.
Dallas attempted 5,082 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,659 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.2% as they had 3,746 shots while they gave up 3,435 attempts on defense. The Stars 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 50.2% as they compiled 2,597 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,577 face off losses. On defense Dallas blocked 1,224 shot attempts and they had 1,556 hits as a unit.
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 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 Injuries
04/13/16 LW Zach Parise Back out indefinitely
04/08/16 LW Thomas Vanek Upper Body out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
04/21/16 C Tyler Seguin Achilles expected to miss Friday vs. Minnesota
04/14/16 RW Brett Ritchie Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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