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Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars 2/8/2023 Expert Picks and Betting Tips

Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars 2/8/2023 Expert Picks and Betting Tips

The Minnesota Wild travel to the American Airlines Center in Dallas to face off against the first-place Dallas Stars in a highly anticipated NHL Central Division showdown on Wednesday, February 8th. Despite their third-place standing with a 27-18-4 record and 58 points, the Wild trail the Stars by 10 points, but hold a strong 12-10-3 road record so far this season. With inconsistent play causing alternating winning and losing streaks, the Wild look to bounce back from a 2-3 road loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday, where Kirill Kaprizov opened the scoring with a goal assisted by Mats Zuccarello and Calen Addison, before Jonas Brodin added the final goal in the 2-1 defeat. 

On the season, Minnesota has put up a formidable offensive display with 149 goals, 252 assists, and a total of 401 points from 1,532 shots. Left-winger Kirill Kaprizov leads the charge with a team-high 28 goals and 32 assists for 60 points, while right-winger Mats Zuccarello follows closely with 19 goals, 30 assists, and 49 points.  

  • Minnesota is 6-3 SU in their last 9 matches with the Dallas Stars.
  • The Minnesota Wild are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 18 games on the road against Dallas.  

Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars 2/8/2023 Expert Picks and Betting Tips

The Dallas Stars aim to defend their home ice for the sixth consecutive game when they welcome the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. With a strong 29-13-10 record and 68 points, Dallas retains the top spot in the Central Division, boasting a 15-8-1 home record so far this season. The Stars are eager for a consecutive home victory after ending a three-game losing streak with a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. Despite getting out to an early 2-0 lead, Dallas allowed the Ducks to tie the game at 2-2 in the final period, leading to an overtime period where both teams were unable to find the back of the net. However, the Stars emerged victorious in the shootout with a 2-1 score. 

Last night’s game also marked the 1000th match for Dallas’ team captain Jamie Benn, who celebrated the milestone with a victory over the Ducks. Benn, who has been working to bounce back from a rough performance last year, has recorded 19 goals, 25 assists, and 44 points in 51 games this season. Meanwhile, left-winger Jason Robertson has been the standout player for the Stars this season, with a team-leading 33 goals, 34 assists, and 67 points so far.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 battles with the Wild.
  • The total has remained UNDER in 5 of Dallas’ last 5 games at home.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 12 of Dallas’ last 18 matches at home against Minnesota. 

Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars. The NHL Pick for this contest is Dallas Stars. This game will be very close as Wild-Stars games are always exciting and come down to the final buzzer. Ultimately, the Stars are clearly the better team as the player stats, and the standings show that. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Stars win 5-3.

NHL Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET

Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX 

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023                                                                              

TV: TNT  

NHL Odds/Point Spread: Dallas Stars -138           

NHL Totals: 5.5   

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