Last Updated Apr 14, 2022, 7:41 PM

Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Minnesota Wild (45-21-6) travel to meet the Dallas Stars (42-27-4) at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Thursday. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.

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Score Prediction

Stars 4, Wild 3

Best Bet

Wild -102
Stars +102
Wild -1.5 (+225)
Stars +1.5 (-244)
Over 5.5 (-143)
Under 6 (+102)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. DALLAS STARS PREDICTIONS

If the playoffs started today, the Wild could face the St. Louis Blues, with the Stars in the mix, squaring off against the top-seed Colorado Avalanche. The Wild have 96 points overall, and have lost to the Blues both times. They might be locked into their spot at this point, and they're simply battling for home-ice advantage in that series. The Stars, their playoff standing isn't as steady. Vegas is just three points back, and Vancouver is lurking six points out with Dallas facing nine more games.

After a couple of losses, including a 4-3 overtime loss in St. Louis, the Wild has bounced back with a 6-3 win over Los Angeles, and a 5-1 win over Edmonton last time out. Dallas surprised Tampa Bay 1-0 on Tuesday, its second straight win after a pair of losses, too. The last time these teams met in St. Paul, Dallas returned to Minnesota and doubled up the Wild 6-3 on March 6. Prior to that, Dallas won 7-4 in the Metroplex on Dec. 20, with the Wild winning 7-2 on Nov. 18 in the Twin Cities.

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. DALLAS STARS BETTING ODDS

Wild +102
Stars -102
Wild -1.5 (+225)
Stars +1.5 (-244)
Over 5.5 (-143)
Under 6 (+102)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. DALLAS STARS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Central
  • Venue: American Airlines Center
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 45-21-6
  • ATS: 35-37
  • O/U: 40-29-3

Minnesota has posted two or more goals in 21 straight games dating back to March 1, including lighting the lamp 11 total times in the past two outings, both victories.

The Wild have picked up 11 victories in the past 14 games overall, while going 6-2 in the past eight inside the Western Conference. The Wild are 7-3 in the past 10 games against teams with a winning record. However, the Wild are just 2-6 in the past eight games against Central Division foes.

As far as totals, the UNDER is 9-4-1 in the past 14 games overall, while going 9-2 in the past 11 games following a win. However, the OVER is 9-4 in the past 13 games on the road, while going 7-1 in the past eight as a road favorite. The OVER is 12-4-2 in the past 18 against the Central Division.

DALLAS STARS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 42-27-4
  • ATS: 32-41
  • O/U: 31-40-2

For the Stars, they have won nine of the past 13 games overall, while going 22-9 in the past 31 games at home. They're also 4-1 in the past five against Western Conference teams.

On totals, the UNDER has cashed in seven of the past 10 games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five at home. The UNDER is also 7-3 in the past 10 against Central Division foes.

The Stars have smashed the Wild in 30 of the past 39 meetings in Dallas. (Getty Images)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. DALLAS STARS BETTING CONCLUSION

The Stars are playing with a lot of desperation lately, while the Wild are just playing generally well. This will be a very good game in Big D. American Airlines Center has been a bit of a house of horrors for the Wild lately, going 9-30 in the past 39 trips to the Metroplex. The home team is 50-24 in the past 74 games in this series, while the favorite has cashed in 48 of the past 70 meetings.

You can expect a little bit of a higher-scoring game, as the Stars have won two of the first three meetings, outscoring the Wild 15-14. The OVER has cashed in all three of those meetings, too. Look for plenty of offense on Thursday in Big D.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. DALLAS STARS BETTING TRENDS

  • Wild are 11-3 in the past 14 games overall.
  • Wild are 7-3 in the past 10 vs. winning teams.
  • Wild are 6-2 in the past eight vs. Western Conference.
  • Wild are 2-6 in the past eight vs. Central Division.
  • Stars are 9-4 in the past 13 games overall.
  • Stars are 22-9 in the past 31 home games.
  • Stars are 4-1 in the past five vs. Western Conference.
  • UNDER is 9-4-1 in the past 14 games overall for the Wild.
  • OVER is 9-4 in the past 13 road games for the Wild.
  • OVER is 7-1 in the past eight as a road fave for the Wild.
  • OVER is 12-4-2 in the past 18 vs. Central Division for the Wild.
  • UNDER is 7-3 in the past 10 games overall for the Stars.
  • UNDER is 4-1 in the past five home games for the Stars.
  • UNDER is 7-3 in the past 10 vs. Central Division for the Stars.
  • Stars are 30-9 in the past 39 meetings in Dallas.
  • Favorite is 48-22 in the past 70 meetings.
  • OVER is 5-1-1 in the past seven meetings.

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