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(2-2-2) Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars (3-3-0)
Date: Friday, October 19th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Stars -155 | Wild +140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Stars -1.5 (+178)
NHL Betting Total: 6
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We have Central Division hockey coming to you from Dallas, Texas as the Wild head down south to take on the Stars on Friday night.
Minnesota is coming off a home win Tuesday night against the shot happy Arizona Coyotes, while the Stars were in action Tuesday night as well, but got shut out on the road against the Devils in New Jersey,
The Wild come into this one off a victory against the Coyotes, a team that has yet to score at even strength this year, and has only scored four times overall in this young season, by a score of 2-1.
A win is a win, but when you play a team as unlucky as Arizona has been this year, a one goal win isn’t really seen as a positive.
If the Wild want to win this game, they are going to have to get back to the basics of carrying the puck out of the defensive end instead of just blindly clearing it at the end of a long defensive shift.
This will actually give them a chance while changing on the fly to set up an offensive demeanor, instead of relying of Devan Dubnyk to save the team each time they get hung up on an odd man rush because they can’t change their lines fast enough. Dallas will make them pay if this continues.
The Stars are coming off of two straight rough road losses to the Senators and Devils, both losses were by a three goal margin. Sitting at 3-3-0 on the year, the Stars actually haven’t secured a point away from the American Airlines Center so far this season.
Good thing this game is on home ice.
Dallas seems to be extremely top heavy so far early in this young season.
If they want to win this game against Minnesota, they will need to see some productivity out of their third and fourth line players.
Even on home ice, where the NHL stacks the favor of the local team, if the Stars can only depend on their top scoring unit, this will be a long game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Minnesota is 6-3-1 in their last 10 vs. Dallas
- Minnesota is 0-2 ATS on the road this year
- Minnesota is 0-1 as the DOG this year
- Dallas is 5-5 O/U in last 10 vs. Minnesota
- Dallas is 3-1 ATS at home this season
- Dallas is 3-2 as the FAV this year
Free Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction:
Despite their troubles on the road so far this season, the Stars have been perfect at home so far, and I expect them to continue that trend on Friday.
Minnesota will need to play better as a unit on the ice to be able to compete in this game. A timid hockey team is a losing hockey team, no matter if they get lucky every once in a while and end up with a win.
The Stars will beat the Wild in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Stars -1.5
NHL Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 2 – Dallas 5
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