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NHL: Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars Prediction 1/10/2024

The Minnesota Wild (17-18-4) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (23-11-5) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on TNT. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wild are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars

The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 17-18-4, which puts them in 7th place in the Central Division and 13th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Wild have gone 7-10-2 this season, and they have lost five straight games when they have been the underdog.

Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 5-5, and they are 1-4 in their last five games and 1-2 in their last three. For the season, the Wild have been the underdog in 22 of their 39 games and have gone 5-15-2 in those games.

On the season, Minnesota has gone 20-19 against the puck line and 11-8 against the puck line on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is at -0.3 goals per game. So far, the Wild have been the underdog in 22 of their games, going 13-9 against the puck line in those games.

Over their last ten road games, Minnesota’s puck line record is at 6-4, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -1 goal per game. In their last ten games, the Wild have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

After suffering a 4-0 loss at home to the Stars, the Wild are looking to bounce back today. In this game, Minnesota’s offense had a challenging time against the Stars and failed to score. The Wild’s offense finished with 6 giveaways and attempted 23 shots on goal during the game.

As the underdog, Minnesota suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Stars have gone 12-7-2, and they have been favored in 36 of their 39 games. In the Western Conference standings, Dallas is in fourth place, and they have a record of 23-11-5 overall.

In the Central Division, the Stars are in third place, and they have gone 9-5 against the other teams in their division. Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone 6-4, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games.

At home this season, the Stars have gone just 5-16 on the puck line and 2-8 against the puck line in their last 10 games at home. So far, Dallas has gone 13-26 on the puck line this year and 10-26 as the favorite.

Overall, the Stars have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game and just 10 of their wins have been by more than one goal. In their last 10 games, Dallas has gone just 2-8 against the puck line.

The Stars most recently took on the Wild and secured a win with a score of 4-0. The Stars managed to find the net three times in the 3rd period against the Wild, following their one goal in the first period. Dallas finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score two times when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 20 shots on goal.

Dallas came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Minnesota Offense BreakdownMinnesota Wild

On the offensive side, the Wild are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 25th in the league. Minnesota’s offense is currently ranked 20th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the league.

The Wild come in with an over/under record of 18-18-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.2 per game.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 21st in the league. The Dallas offense is ranked 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 3rd in the NHL.

The Stars’ over/under record this season is 25-14-0. For the season, they have had 25 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Stars ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

The Stars defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 19th with 2 shutouts.

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  • Minnesota has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Through their last three home games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Stars have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, Minnesota has a poor record vs the puck line going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.

Wild vs Stars Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Stars is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -195, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Wild to cover. Even if the Stars manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Wild should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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