Stars vs Wild Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 6 (Minnesota Forces Game 7 Back in Dallas)

Stars vs Wild Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 6 (Minnesota Forces Game 7 Back in Dallas)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Friday, April 28 with Game 6 of the Western Conference opening round clash between the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild. Opening faceoff is at 8 p.m. ET from Xcel Energy Center.

Wild vs Stars Game 5 Info

  • Series: Dallas leads 3-2
  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Venue:  Xcel Energy Center -- St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Coverage: TBS

This tight series continues in Game 6 with Minnesota on the brink of elimination trailing the series 3-2. The goaltenders shined in Game 4 with the Stars winning 3-2 on the road. Stars goalie and Minnesota native Jake Oettinger was strong again in Game 5 with 27 saves and the first shutout of the playoffs for any team.

Stars vs Wild Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (-104) | MIN: (-115)
  • Spread: DAL: +1.5 (-275) | MIN: -1.5 (+220)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+120) | Under: (-148)

The Wild enter this elimination game as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the under more heavily favored at -148 odds. Take advantage of the FanDuel promotions and prop bets.

Stars vs Wild Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 9-2 straight up (SU) in its last 11 games.
  • The total has gone Over in 5 of Dallas' last 6 road games.
  • Minnesota is 10-5 SU in its last 15 home games.
  • Minnesota is 5-3 vs Dallas at home in the last eight.

Stars vs Wild Prediction & Pick

The Wild need to stay out of the penalty box, and that's been an issue throughout the season. The Stars took advantage in Game 5 less than 2 1/2 minutes into the game with Tyler Seguin scoring his fourth power-play goal of the series.

Dallas was a miserable 5-17 during the regular season against top-10 teams and 16-21 vs top-16 teams. Minnesota won handily 5-1 in Game 3, but lost Game 4 at home despite outshooting the Stas 34-24 as Oettinger played his best with 32 saves and turned away a number of odd-man rushes and breakaways.

The Wild still have enough offensive threats like Zuccarello, Boldy, Hartman and Kirill Kaprizov to keep up the pressure on Dallas' defense. Expect this series to continue on Sunday as Minnesota forces Game 7 with better offensive production.

Final Score Prediction: Wild: 4 | Stars: 2

Stars vs Wild Best Bet

The Stars win this if they stay out of the penalty box. Minnesota has allowed 9 goals on 22 power-play chances in the series, but 2 power-play goals by Dallas in Game 4 were poor penalty calls by the officials against the Wild. Minnesota took 8 penalties in Game 5, so better decisions and puck luck will get the Wild back to Dallas for Game 7.

Bet: Wild Moneyline (-115) and Win in Regulation (+135)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.