Stars vs. Wild NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Stars vs. Wild NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

On Tuesday the Minnesota Wild go on the road to square off against the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on TBS, TVAS2, BSSW, BSWIX, SN360, and BSNX. The series is tied at 2-2. The Stars are listed with -142 odds on the moneyline against the Wild (+121).

Stars vs. Wild Odds

  • Favorite: Stars (-142)
  • Underdog: Wild (+121)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This game between the Stars and Wild is scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 8:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Stars vs. Wild

The Stars and Wild will hit the ice at American Airlines Center for this matchup on April 25, and if you would like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS, TVAS2, BSSW, BSWIX, SN360, and BSNX.

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Who Will Win Stars vs. Wild?

Stars and Wild Betting Trends

  • Dallas’ games this season have finished above this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 43 times.
  • Minnesota has played 43 games this season that ended with more than 5.5 goals.
  • These teams score 6.3 goals per game combined, 0.8 more than this match’s over/under.
  • These teams concede 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Stars are 39-25 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • This season the Wild have won 10 of the 26 games, or 38.5%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars offense’s 281 total goals (3.4 per game) are ranked seventh in the league this year.
  • The Stars have given up the third-fewest goals in league action this season, 215 (2.6 per game).
  • With a +66 goal differential, they’re ranked fourth-best in the NHL.
  • The Stars have a 10.7% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking seventh in the league.
  • The Stars’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 20.1 hits and 14.0 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Stars have gone 8-1-1 (85.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 3.5 goals per game (35 total) during that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Stars have allowed 18 goals (1.8 per game) over those 10 outings.

Wild Stats & Insights

  • The Wild have the NHL’s 23rd-ranked scoring offense (239 total goals, 2.9 per game).
  • The Wild have allowed 2.7 goals per game, 219 total, the sixth-fewest among league teams.
  • Their 14th-ranked goal differential is +20.
  • The Wild’s collective 9.4% shooting percentage ranks 23rd in the league.
  • The Wild have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 21.8 hits and 16.1 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the past 10 contests, the Wild have earned 60.0% of the possible points with a 4-4-2 record.
  • They have scored 30 goals during that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Wild have allowed 32 goals (3.2 per game) over those 10 outings.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • Jason Robertson is one of Dallas’ top contributors with 109 points. He has 46 goals and 63 assists this season.
  • Jamie Benn is another leading option for Dallas with 78 points (1.0 per game), scoring 33 goals and adding 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

  • Kirill Kaprizov is a key offensive option for Minnesota, with 75 points this season. He has recorded 40 goals and 35 assists in 67 games.
  • Mats Zuccarello is key for Minnesota’s attack with 67 total points (0.9 per game), including 22 goals and 45 assists through 78 contests.
  • Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 24-16-4 in 46 games this season, conceding 126 goals (2.8 goals against average) with 1241 saves and a .908 save percentage, 19th in the league.

Stars vs. Wild Injuries

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

Stars vs. Wild Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Stars (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Stars 4 – Wild 2

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