Wild vs. Stars Prediction & Picks

The Dallas Stars host the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Wednesday, April 19, beginning at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN2, SN360, TVAS, BSSW, and BSNX. The Wild have a 1-0 lead in the series. The Wild are the underdog (+130) in this matchup with the Stars (-150).

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Before watching this matchup, here’s a peek at which club we pick to emerge with the victory in Wednesday’s NHL Playoffs First Round action.

Wild vs. Stars Predictions for Wednesday

Our projection model for this matchup expects a final score of Stars 4, Wild 2.

  • Moneyline Pick: Stars (-150)
  • Computer Predicted Total: 5.9
  • Computer Predicted Spread: Stars (-1.8)

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Wild Splits and Trends

  • The Wild have a 46-25-11 record this season and are 13-11-24 in games that have gone to overtime.
  • In the 25 games Minnesota has played that were decided by one goal, it racked up 31 points.
  • This season the Wild scored only one goal in 13 games and have gone 3-8-2 (eight points).
  • Minnesota has 19 points (9-7-1) when scoring exactly two goals this season.
  • The Wild have scored three or more goals 49 times, earning 77 points from those matchups (35-7-7).
  • This season, Minnesota has scored a single power-play goal in 36 games has a record of 23-11-2 in those matchups.
  • When it outshoots its opponent this season, Minnesota has posted a record of 22-14-5 (49 points).
  • The Wild’s opponents have had more shots in 40 games. The Wild went 24-10-6 in those matchups (54 points).
Stars Rank Stars AVG Wild AVG Wild Rank
7th 3.43 Goals Scored 2.91 23rd
3rd 2.62 Goals Allowed 2.67 6th
14th 31.9 Shots 30.9 18th
9th 29.9 Shots Allowed 31.1 16th
5th 25% Power Play % 21.4% 15th
3rd 83.5% Penalty Kill % 82% 10th

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Wild vs. Stars Game Time and TV Channel

  • When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2, SN360, TVAS, BSSW, and BSNX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

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