The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild will go head-to-head in Game 6 of their playoff series. Dallas leads the series 3-2. This has been a thrilling series up to this point, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Minnesota force a Game 7.
However, the Stars are going to try and clinch a series victory on the road. Winning the series in front of their home fans would be nice, but they want to move on as soon as possible.
The Stars have won the past two games, winning most recently at home by a final score of 4-0.
This game is scheduled to begin at 9:30 PM EST on Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. Let’s take a look at the NHL odds, trends, and predictions for the game.
Overall Game Info & Outlook
- Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild
- The Stars lead the series 3-2
- Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota
- This game is scheduled for 9:30 PM EST
Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild Betting Preview
Dallas Stars Preview
The Dallas Stars are a talented team. They came into the series with a tough road facing them, but they have lived up to the challenge.
Closing out the series won’t be an easy task. Dallas needs to keep playing their balanced brand of hockey. They were one of the best teams in scoring and defense during the season, and they’ve continued to do both well for the most part in the playoffs.
Let’s take a look at the against the spread records heading into Friday evening.
- The Dallas Stars are 43-39 against the spread this season.
- The Stars are 25-16 against the spread when playing on the road.
- Dallas has a 36-45-1 over/under record so far during the season.
- They are 25-11 overall when playing on the road this year.
The Stars haven’t been the best team against the spread. However, they have seen a good amount of success. Overall, Dallas is over .500 against the spread, and they’ve been especially impressive when playing on the road.
Dallas has displayed their balance throughout this series. They were defeated in Game 1, narrowly losing 3-2. Their defensive effort was solid in the game though.
They rebound with a steady offensive effort, scoring seven goals in a Game 2 victory.
They were handily defeated in Game 3, but then won 3-2 in Game 4 and 4-0 in Game 5. This is a team that simply finds ways to win, regardless of the circumstances.
Earning a victory on the road against the Wild is going to be tough, but we can expect the Stars to keep the score competitive throughout.
Minnesota Wild Preview
The Minnesota Wild are dealing with a win-or-go-home affair on Friday night. The Wild have lived up to the challenge throughout the year and they won’t back down in this game.
The Wild’s primary question mark heading into the playoffs was offensive inconsistency. The WIld have unfortunately kept that narrative alive throughout this series with Dallas, scoring more than three goals just once.
Here’s a look at their spread records.
- The Minnesota Wild are 37-45 against the spread this year.
- The Wild are 14-27 against the spread when playing at home.
- Minnesota has a 36-45-1 over/under record so far this year.
- They are 25-12 overall when playing at home.
Minnesota’s overall against the spread effort has been forgettable. They have fared well at home from a win-loss standpoint, but their against the spread record at home is extremely underwhelming.
Much of their spread struggles stem from their offensive shortcomings. Minnesota ranks just 23rd in goals for, which allows opponents to keep the score close in games. The Wild’s defense has kept them afloat enroute to their playoff berth. However, they are going to need more offensive output.
The Wild scored five goals in their Game 3 win at home. It was a solid effort without question. It was also a rarity, as they haven’t scored more than three goals in any other game against Dallas.
Minnesota will try to get things going on Game 6.
Top Sportsbooks Odds
Betonline: Minnesota Wild -1.5
Bovada: Minnesota Wild -1.5
MyBookie: Dallas Stars -1.5
BetUS: Minnesota Wild -1.5
BetNow: Minnesota Wild -1.5
The Wild are the favorites at home.
Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild Odds & Picks
Odds for this Matchup:
Hockey lines tend to be fairly consistent. However, there are some sportsbooks that list Dallas as a road favorite.
The Wild seem to be the general consensus as a home favorite, but those placing bets on this NHL Matchup will want to be sure to check which team is favored according to their sportsbook.
Without further ado, it is time to reveal our betting selection for Friday.
Which NHL team should you roll with on Friday night? Will the Wild cover the spread and stay alive in the series, or can the Stars emerge victorious on the road?
This series has been interesting throughout, and that isn’t expected to change. The narrow moneylines suggest that this will be a competitive contest.
In the end, Minnesota’s struggles against the spread are concerning. The Stars are the best bet from an against the spread standpoint.
However, taking a chance on Minnesota with your outright betting pick is a quality selection.
Take the Dallas Stars +1.5 with your NHL betting spread selection.
Go ahead and roll with the Minnesota Wild with your NHL moneyline betting selection.