Wild vs. Stars NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Wild vs. Stars NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Minnesota Wild are on their home ice at Xcel Energy Center to play the Dallas Stars for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Sunday, April 23, beginning at 6:30 PM ET on TBS, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, BSN, BSWI, and BSSW. The Wild hold a 2-1 lead in the series. The Stars are underdogs (-104) in this matchup against the Wild (-116).

Wild vs. Stars Odds

  • Favorite: Wild (-116)
  • Underdog: Stars (-104)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This contest between the Wild and Stars is set to start on Sunday, April 23, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 6:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Wild vs. Stars

The Wild and Stars will start skating at Xcel Energy Center for this matchup on April 23, and if you want to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, BSN, BSWI, and BSSW.

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Who Will Win Wild vs. Stars?

Wild and Stars Betting Trends

  • Minnesota and its opponent have combined to score more than 5.5 goals in 43 of 85 games this season.
  • Dallas has played 43 games this season that ended with over 5.5 goals.
  • These two teams score 6.3 goals per game combined, 0.8 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these teams average 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Wild have won 38 of their 57 games when listed as a moneyline favorite this season (66.7%).
  • This season the Stars have won nine of the 21 games, or 42.9%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Wild Stats & Insights

  • The Wild offense’s 239 total goals (2.9 per game) rank 23rd in the NHL.
  • The Wild are ranked sixth in NHL action for the fewest goals against this season, having given up 219 total goals (2.7 per game).
  • The team is ranked 14th in goal differential at +20.
  • The Wild shoot 9.4% as a team, ranked 23rd-best in the league.
  • The Wild have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 21.8 hits and 16.1 blocked shots per game.
  • In their past 10 games, the Wild have gone 4-4-2 to earn 60.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 2.9 goals per game (29 total) over that span.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Wild have given up 32 goals (3.2 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars have scored the seventh-most goals (281 goals, 3.4 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Stars have given up 2.6 goals per game, 215 total, the third-fewest among NHL teams.
  • They have a +66 goal differential, which is fourth-best in the league.
  • The 10.7% shooting percentage the Stars have amassed ranks seventh in the league.
  • The Stars have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 20.1 hits and 14 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 games, the Stars are 7-2-1 to earn 80.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 3.4 goals per game (34 total) during that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Stars have given up 19 goals (1.9 per game) in those 10 outings.

Wild Key Players to Watch

  • Kirill Kaprizov has been a top contributor on Minnesota this season, with 75 points in 67 games.
  • Through 78 games, Mats Zuccarello has 22 goals and 45 assists.
  • Marc-Andre Fleury (24-16-4) has a goals against average of 2.8 on the season, and 1241 saves. His .908 save percentage ranks 19th in the league.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • Jason Robertson is among the top options on offense for Dallas, with 109 points this season. He has put up 46 goals and 63 assists in 82 games.
  • Jamie Benn is a top contributor for Dallas, with 78 total points this season. He has scored 33 goals and provided 45 assists in 82 contests.
  • Dallas’ Jake Oettinger is 37-11-11 this season, collecting 1632 saves and giving up 144 goals (2.4 goals against average) with a .919 save percentage (sixth-best in the league).

Wild vs. Stars Injuries

  • Wild: Joel Eriksson Ek: Out (Lower Body), Mason Shaw: Out (Knee)
  • Stars: Joe Pavelski: Out (Upper Body)

Wild vs. Stars Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Stars (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Wild 4 – Stars 3

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