Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 2/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+100) Wild (-118)
Xcel Energy Center is the location where the Minnesota Wild (28-20-5) will attempt to beat the Dallas Stars (30-14-11) on Friday. The odds on this game have Dallas at +100 and Minnesota is at -118. The total is 6.
The Dallas Stars had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat against the Bruins in their previous game. The Stars left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 31 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. Dallas accrued 6 minutes in the box in this matchup.
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When at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 111 goals while scoring 142 themselves. Dallas Stars opponents have recorded 180 power play tries (11th in the league) and have come away with 29 goals in those attempts. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have tallied 181 goals (9th in the league) on the campaign and have surrendered 140. Dallas has taken 1,767 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. For the season, they sit with 71 points and their points percentage sits at .645. The Stars have seen 1,713 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .918. Dallas is sitting with 165 power play chances and they have notched 39 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 23.64%.
The player in the crease for this game is Jake Oettinger. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Oettinger has accrued 66 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .600. His save percentage currently is at .918 during his 6,705 mins guarding the cage. Oettinger has had 3,233 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,967 saves. Opponents have been able to score 266 goals versus Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.38. He has a win-loss mark of 64-30-16 and was named the starter in 110 games. Oettinger has participated in 118 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Minnesota went up against the Panthers in a game where the Wild got the tie by a final of 1-1. They had 5 power play opportunities in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Wild earned 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued.
Minnesota has taken 1,651 shots (20th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.33%, while allowing the opposition 1,610 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.01% on their oppositions 179 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have a total of 170 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.53%. The Wild have tallied 114 goals at even strength and 40 goals (12th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 151 goals to be scored by of a combination of 117 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Minnesota Wild are sitting with 154 goals, 61 points, as well as a points percentage of .575.
For the opposition you are likely to see Filip Gustavsson protecting the net. He has recorded 1,349 stops out of 1,476 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .914. Gustavsson has accrued a career record of 22-21-5 and has participated in 50 contests. He got the starting nod in 44 games and has played 2,841 minutes. Gustavsson's rate of quality starts is 65.9% and he has 29 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has conceded 127 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-118)
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