Stars vs. Wild NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Stars vs. Wild NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

Friday’s playoff slate features the Dallas Stars visiting the Minnesota Wild for Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round, starting at 9:30 PM ET on TBS, SN1, TVAS, BSN, BSWIX, and BSSW. The series is tied up 1-1. Bookmakers give the Stars -111 moneyline odds in this matchup against the Wild (-109).

Stars vs. Wild Odds

  • Favorite: Stars (-111)
  • Underdog: Wild (-109)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Stars vs. Wild and when does it start?

This matchup between the Stars and Wild is scheduled to start on Friday, April 21, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Stars vs. Wild

The Stars and Wild will lace up the skates at Xcel Energy Center for this matchup on April 21, and if you’d like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS, SN1, TVAS, BSN, BSWIX, and BSSW.

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Who Will Win Stars vs. Wild?

Stars and Wild Betting Trends

  • Dallas and its opponent have combined to score more than 5.5 goals in 42 of 84 games this season.
  • Minnesota has combined with its opponent to score more than 5.5 goals in 42 of 84 games this season.
  • These two teams score 6.3 goals per game combined, 0.8 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams surrender a combined 5.3 goals per game, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Stars have put together a 39-24 record when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • The Wild have been an underdog in 25 games this season, and won nine (36.0%).

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars score the seventh-most goals in the league, averaging 3.4 per game for a total of 281 this season.
  • On defense, the Stars are one of the best squads in NHL action, conceding 215 goals to rank third.
  • With a +66 goal differential, they’re ranked fourth-best in the NHL.
  • The Stars connect on 10.7% of their shots, ranking seventh in the NHL.
  • The Stars average 20.1 hits and 14.0 blocked shots per game.
  • In their past 10 matchups, the Stars are 8-1-1 to earn 85.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 3.8 goals-per-game average (38 total) during that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Stars have given up 17 goals (1.7 per game) in those 10 outings.

Wild Stats & Insights

  • The Wild have scored 239 goals this season (2.9 per game) to rank 23rd in the NHL.
  • The Wild’s 219 total goals conceded (2.7 per game) are the sixth-fewest in the league.
  • Their 14th-ranked goal differential is +20.
  • The Wild are shooting 9.4% (23rd in the league).
  • The Wild have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • In their past 10 games, the Wild have gone 4-4-2 to earn 60.0% of the possible points.
  • They have put up 28 goals during that time.
  • Defensively, the Wild have allowed 33 goals (3.3 per game) in those 10 outings.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • A top contributor this season for Dallas, Jason Robertson has scored 109 points in 82 games (46 goals and 63 assists).
  • Through 82 games, Jamie Benn has 33 goals and 45 assists.
  • Jake Oettinger (37-11-11) has a 2.4 goals against average and a .919 save percentage (sixth-best in the league).

Wild Key Players to Watch

  • Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov has recorded 35 assists and 40 goals in 67 games, good for 75 points.
  • Mats Zuccarello is pivotal for Minnesota’s attack with 67 total points (0.9 per game), including 22 goals and 45 assists through 78 contests.
  • Minnesota’s Marc-Andre Fleury is 24-16-4 this season, collecting 1241 saves and permitting 126 goals (2.8 goals against average) with a .908 save percentage (19th in the league).

Stars vs. Wild Injuries

  • Stars: Joe Pavelski: Out (Upper Body)
  • Wild: John Klingberg: Probable (Lower Body), Ryan Hartman: Questionable (Lower Body), Joel Eriksson Ek: Questionable (Lower Body), Mason Shaw: Out (Knee)

Stars vs. Wild Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Wild (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Wild 4 – Stars 3

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