Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+110) Wild (-133)
The Minnesota Wild (32-18-3) are hosting the Dallas Stars (31-20-3) at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Dallas at +110 and Minnesota is sitting at -133. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Dallas Stars were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Jets in their last outing. Dallas tallied 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. The Stars had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 34 shots they launched.
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Dallas Stars opponents have 157 power play tries (17th in professional hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 1,661 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Dallas has attempted 1,662 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 121 goals while notching 118 as an offensive unit. Dallas has 166 power play opportunities and they have notched 38 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 22.89%. For the season, they have recorded 65 points and their points percentage is sitting at .602. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have earned 156 goals (22nd in the league) on the season and have given up 155.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jake Oettinger. In his career, Oettinger has accounted for 27 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .551. His save percentage currently is at .917 during his 3,080 mins in the crease. Oettinger has had 1,430 shots taken against him and has garnered 1,311 saves. Opponents have been able to score 119 goals against Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.32. He has compiled an overall mark of 29-14-8 and got the start in 49 games. Oettinger has participated in 56 contests during his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Minnesota played the Sabres in a game where the Wild took the loss by a score of 5-4. They had 2 chances on the power play in this one and tallied 1 goal out of those tries. The Wild scored 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued.
The Wild have scored 164 goals at even strength and 32 goals (18th in hockey) while on the power play. Minnesota has put up 1,721 shots (15th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,723 shots. For the year, the Minnesota Wild have 196 goals, 67 points, as well as a points percentage of .632. They have recorded 162 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.75%. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.97% on the other teams 178 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.2%. They have granted a total of 168 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Kaapo Kahkonen in the crease. Kahkonen has accrued a career record of 31-15-3 and has been in net for 51 games. Kahkonen's quality start rate is 54.2% and he has made 26 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accrued 1,387 stops out of the 1,526 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .909. Opponents are averaging 2.83 goals/game and he has allowed 139 goals altogether. He has been a starter 48 games and has racked up 2,946 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (+110)
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