Wild vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Minnesota Wins Pivotal Road Contest)

Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 5.
Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 5. / Stacy Bengs / Associated Press

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Tuesday, April 25 with Game 5 of the Western Conference opening round clash between the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center at 8:10 p.m. ET

Wild vs Stars Game 5 Info

  • Series: Series tied 2-2
  • Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • Coverage: TBS

The tight series continues into Game 5, and the two teams have split the games on home ice. The goaltenders shined in Game 4 with the Stars winning 3-2 on the road.

Stars vs Wild Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIN: (+122) | DAL: (-146)
  • Spread: MIN: +1.5 (-205) | DAL: -1.5 (+168)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+100) | Under: (-122)

The Stars enter this contest as 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 being favored at -122 odds. Take advantage of the FanDuel promotions and prop bets.

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Wild vs Stars Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 8-2 straight up (SU) in its last 10 games.
  • Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 home games.
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games.
  • The total has gone Under in 8-of-12 Stars home games vs the Wild.

Wild vs Stars Prediction & Pick

Dallas was a miserable 5-17 during the regular season against top-10 teams, and 16-21 vs top-16 teams. The Wild continue to offer value as an underdog against the less than stellar Stars.

The Wild were able to get 4 goals on 24 shots against Stars goalie Jake Oettinger in their Game 3 win with an empty netter to seal the 5-1 victory. Oettinger played his best in Game 4 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 continue the pressure on Dallas' defense. The underdog odds on Minnesota are worth betting.

Final Score Prediction: Wild: 3 | Stars: 2

Wild vs Stars Best Bet

A pair of 3-2 games, including the Wild's Game 1 double-overtime win, shows these two teams are closely matched. Wild goalie Filip Gustavsson has been solid in his NHL Playoffs debut series.

Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger bailed out the Stars in Game 4, but Dallas will need to be much better moving forward defensively and more efficient offensively. The Stars win this if they stay out of the penalty box. Minnesota has allowed seven goals on 16 power play chances in the series, but two power play goals by Dallas in Game 4 were poor penalty calls by the officials against the Wild.

Minnesota is a live underdog again in Game 5.

Bet: Wild Moneyline (+122)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.