Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars 3/6/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild meet Sunday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. The Dallas Stars look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild need a win after losing five of their last six games.

The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 26 goals, Joe Pavelski has 36 assists and Roope Hintz has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Braden Holtby has allowed 61 goals on 700 shots faced, and Jake Oettinger has allowed 56 goals on 720 shots.

The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 26 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 37 assists and Kevin Fiala has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 97 goals on 1,046 shots faced, and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 56 goals on 662 shots.

The Stars are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Wild are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Stars last 9 overall. The over is 8-2 in Wild last 10 overall. The Stars are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

The Minnesota Wild are going to get the benefit of the doubt on their home ice, and they’ve beaten up on the Stars in recent meetings, but the bottom line here is we’re getting the team in much better form with plus money. The Dallas Stars continue to pile up the wins, and they’ve proven themselves on the road, and yet they keep getting disrespected by oddsmakers. Give me the Stars.

Author: Lucy Green