Dallas vs Minnesota NHL Playoffs Game 2 Spread Analysis

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 15, 2016 in

It is often a thankless task to go against the #1 seed in the conference, as it more often than not means an early playoff exit. There was always the feeling that the opening round match-up between the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars was a total mismatch, and Dallas certainly made it look that way in Game 1 of the series. Anyone who follows hockey knows that weird things can happen in the playoffs, and the momentum of a series can totally shift if the underdog is able to steal away home ice advantage during one of their road games. The Minnesota Wild are going to have to shake off the stink from Game 1 and try to find a way to get a split in Dallas on Saturday night. The Stars know that they can take a real stranglehold on the series with another win, so don’t expect them to take their foot off the gas. Keep up to date with all the NHL playoff betting odds at MyBookie.ag.

How To Bet The Wild Vs Stars NHL Playoff Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: Stars and Wild
Live Stream: NBCSN
NHL Odds: Stars -210

Why bet on the Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild knew that they would have to overcome a lot in order to get past the opening round of the playoffs. Not only are they up against the best team in the Western Conference, they are also facing a Dallas Stars team that they lost to 4 out of 5 times in the regular season. Losing 4-0 in the opening game did nothing to boost their confidence or help their chances, and you get the feeling that this series will be over very quickly if Minnesota can’t find a way to win on Saturday. One of the keys to victory for Minnesota will be staying out of the penalty box, as they were made to pay for taking too many penalties in Game 1.

Why bet on the Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn has been the offensive star for Dallas over the past couple of seasons, and he picked up where he left of in the regular season with a goal and 2 assists in the 4-0 win. Dallas looked very much like the best team in the conference, as they were totally prepared for everything that Minnesota threw at them. The Stars scored 18 goals during the 5 regular season meetings with the Wild this season, and scoring 4 more in Game 1 just goes to prove that they have too much offensive firepower for Minnesota to handle. It’s hard to imagine them dropping any games on home ice in the first round.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Dallas Stars look like the real deal, and I think they may well be in the mood to inflict more pain on the Wild in Game 2. The more I see of this team, the more I believe they have what it takes to go all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.

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