Wild vs Stars Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+153) Stars (-170)
Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (24-22-6, 7th in the Central Division) head to American Airlines Center on Friday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars (30-18-5, 2nd in the Central Division). The odds on this contest have the Wild priced at +153 and the Stars are at -170. The total opens at 5. The Wild cover 45.1% of the time, having gone 23-28 SU. The Stars cover 54.9% of the time, going 28-23 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this game holding a record of 24 wins and 22 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 159 goals which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -13, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. The Wild currently have a total of 54 pts, which has them sitting at 24th in the NHL and 12th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,533 which has them sitting at 15th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL. As a team, Minnesota has obtained a total of 797 hits which means they have an average of 15.3 per game. They currently have a total of 601 blocks for this year. In net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk from Regina, Saskatchewan. He is 33 years old and has played a total of 1,357 mins defending the goal this year. Dubnyk is surrendering 3.40 GAA which has him ranking 32nd among Western Conference goalies and 62nd among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has given up 77 goals. His save % is .890 which has him ranking 31st among Western Conference goalies.
The Minnesota Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks their last time out. The Wild were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. In this outing, they finished 3 of the 34 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Minnesota ended up with 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Wild was 56 and the Corsi against at even strength was 47 giving them a Corsi percentage of 54.4%. Their Fenwick was 48 and the Fenwick against was 35, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 57.8%. They earned 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost 20 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 44.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.5 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied a total of 29 shots. They finished with 4 minutes in the box and they had 3 power play opportunities.
The Stars will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 30 victories and 18 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 4th in the West and 14th in the league with +6. They currently have a total of 140 goals for the season which has them ranked at 12th in the conference. Dallas has a save percentage as a team of .920 which has them ranked 2nd in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.7% putting them at 11th in the Western Conference. In goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an average campaign by giving up 2.36 goals against average and that has him 4th in the West and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,033 minutes he has played, he has allowed 80 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .925, which ranks him 3rd in the West and 7th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars squared up with the New York Islanders in a game where the Stars took a loss by a mark of 4 - 3. For this outing, Dallas wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 45 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Islanders having a 34 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a PDO of 97.0 and their oZS percentage was 60.6%. The Stars notched 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. In discussing their opponent, the Islanders had 5 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Dallas allowed 41 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-170)
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