Wild vs. Stars NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Wild vs. Stars NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Xcel Energy Center showcases the Minnesota Wild and the Dallas Stars squaring off at 9:30 PM ET on Friday, April 28, broadcast on TBS, SN360, and TVAS2. The Stars lead 3-2 in the series. Bookmakers give the Wild -114 odds on the moneyline in this decisive matchup against the Stars (-106).

Wild vs. Stars Odds

  • Favorite: Wild (-114)
  • Underdog: Stars (-106)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This game between the Wild and Stars will begin on Friday, April 28, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Wild vs. Stars

The Wild and Stars will take to the ice at Xcel Energy Center for this matchup on April 28, 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, SN360, and TVAS2.

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Who Will Win Wild vs. Stars?

Wild and Stars Betting Trends

  • In 43 of 87 matches this season, Minnesota and its opponent have combined to finish above 5.5 goals.
  • Dallas’ games this season have had more than 5.5 goals 43 of 87 times.
  • The teams combine to score 6.3 goals per game, 0.8 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams surrender 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Wild have won 65.5% of their games this season when they’ve been a moneyline favorite (38-20).
  • The Stars have been an underdog in 22 games this season, and won 10 (45.5%).

Wild Stats & Insights

  • The Wild’s 2.9 average goals per game add up to 239 total, which makes them the 23rd-ranked scoring team in the league.
  • The Wild have conceded the sixth-fewest goals in league play this season, 219 (2.7 per game).
  • Their goal differential (+20) ranks them 14th in the league.
  • The Wild shoot 9.4% as a team, ranked 23rd-best in the league.
  • The Wild’s players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.8 hits and 16.1 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Wild have gone 4-5-1 to earn 65.0% of the possible points.
  • They have scored 27 goals over that span.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Wild have allowed 32 goals (3.2 per game) in those 10 outings.

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars’ 281 total goals (3.4 per game) are the seventh-most in the league.
  • The Stars have conceded 2.6 goals per game, 215 total, the third-fewest among league teams.
  • Their fourth-best goal differential is +66.
  • The Stars’ collective 10.7% shooting percentage ranks seventh in the league.
  • The Stars have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Stars have gone 8-1-1 (85.0% of possible points).
  • They are scoring at a 3.4 goals-per-game average (34 total) over that span.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Stars have allowed 1.7 goals per game (17 total) over those 10 outings.

Wild Key Players to Watch

  • A leading offensive player this season for Minnesota, Kirill Kaprizov has scored 75 points in 67 games (40 goals and 35 assists).
  • Mats Zuccarello has 67 points (0.9 per game), scoring 22 goals and adding 45 assists.
  • In 46 games, Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 24-16-4. He has conceded 126 goals (2.85 goals against average) and has recorded 1241 saves.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • Jason Robertson is a leading scorer for Dallas, with 109 points this season. He has recorded 46 goals and 63 assists in 82 games.
  • Jamie Benn’s 78 points this season, including 33 goals and 45 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Dallas.
  • Jake Oettinger has a .919 save percentage (sixth-best in the league), with 1632 total saves, while allowing 144 goals (2.4 goals against average). He has put together a 37-11-11 record between the posts for Dallas this season.

Wild vs. Stars Injuries

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

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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