Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 12/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+114) Wild (-134)
The Minnesota Wild (20-12-2) will try to defeat the Dallas Stars (21-9-6) at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Stars at +114 and the Wild are opening at -134. The total comes in at 6.
The Dallas Stars will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory against the Predators in their previous contest . The Stars had an average offensive performance in the victory. For the game, they netted 3 of the 33 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 6 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. Dallas compiled 6 mins in the box in this outing.
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At even strength, the Stars have given up 78 goals while scoring 98 on offense. Dallas Stars opponents have 123 power play tries (8th in the league) and have scored 21 goals in those attempts. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have racked up 128 goals (2nd in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 99. Dallas has attempted 1,150 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. For the season, they have tallied 48 points and their points percentage sits at .667. The Stars thus far have had 1,132 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .913. Dallas skates onto the rink with 112 power play opportunities and they have scored 30 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.79%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has taken the ice for 103 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a record of 56-28-11 and he has started in 95 games. The opposition has notched 237 goals versus Oettinger in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.46. Oettinger has seen 2,781 shots taken against him and he has 2,544 saves. His save percentage currently is .915 for his 5,792 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Oettinger has accrued 55 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .579.
When they took the ice last, Minnesota faced the Jets in a game where the Wild took home the win by a score of 4-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this contest and notched 1 on that chance. The Wild scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued.
Minnesota has put up 1,056 shots (19th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.13%, while allowing their opponents 990 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.17% on their opponents 116 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.4%. They have a total of 112 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 24.11%. The Wild have earned 80 goals at even strength and 27 goals (11th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 95 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Minnesota Wild have 107 goals, 42 points, as well as a points percentage of .618.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. Fleury has earned a career record of 532-306-88 and has played in 960 contests. Fleury's quality start percentage comes out to 54.9% and he has 441 quality starts in his career. He has accounted for 24,926 saves out of the 27,312 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has given up 2,386 goals overall. He has been a starter 804 contests and has played 55,612 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (+114)
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