Wild vs. Stars Game 3 Odds, Props & Prediction: A Moneyline Bet on Pivotal Matchup

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The Wild vs. Stars series is tied up at one game apiece in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference.

Wild vs. Stars Game 3 odds are available for betting at top-rated sportsbooks, including DraftKings and Caesars.

After two games in Dallas, the series heads to Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota for Game 3. The Stars evened up the series Wednesday night with a 7-3 win after being shocked with a double-overtime loss to open the series.

The two Central Division teams get back on the ice tonight to break the stalemate. We’ll take a look at all the Wild vs. Stars odds, props, and predictions before the puck drops tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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Wild vs. Stars Game 3 Odds & Series Price

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are among the sporting world’s greatest annual events. The Wild’s double overtime Game 1 win was one of the most exciting moments of the hockey postseason so far. The Wild vs. Stars series, originally favoring Dallas, pivoted to favoring Minnesota after their Game 1 win.

With the series knotted up at 1-1, oddsmakers once again have the Dallas Stars as the favorite to advance. FanDuel Sportsbook offered the Stars at -146 to advance into the second round. The Minnesota Wild odds to advance are +122. Expect the series line to shift heavily in the direction of tonight’s winner.

The Wild vs. Stars Game 3 odds have the matchup as a near pick ’em. Most sportsbooks are hanging -110 on both sides with some slightly favoring Dallas. These are the Wild vs. Stars moneyline, puck line, and total odds currently being offered by top sportsbooks apps across the country.

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Wild vs. Stars Betting News

Dallas evened up the series in a rather dominating fashion on Wednesday night. The Stars took a 2-1 lead going into the second period behind goals from Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin.

Hintz would go on to score twice more, once in each period, to log his first career hat trick by scoring three different ways. He opened the day’s scoring with an early shorthanded goal, an even-strength wrister in the second, and a power play goal in the third.

Evgenii Dadonov scored two goals in the winning effort. Jami Benn also found the back of the net for the Stars. In the net, Jake Oettinger tallied 23 saves on 26 shot attempts.

Scoring one goal apiece for the Wild was Frederick Gaudreau, Marcus Johansson, and Oskar Sundqvist. Veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury started in net for the Wild after Filip Gustavsson manned the crease in the first game. Fleury saved just 24 of 31 shots faced. Minnesota is expected to turn back to Gustavsson for Game 3.

Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury yielded seven goals to the Stars in Game 2. Expect Filip Gustavsson to get the start in Game 3. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Special teams was the difference-maker in the second game and should once again play a crucial role in Wild vs. Stars Game 3. Minnesota went 1-for-5 with the man advantage on penalties and conceded one shorthanded goal. The Stars were efficient on special teams, scoring on three of their six power plays.

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Wild vs. Stars Game 3 Betting Trends

The puck drops on Game 3 tonight, and these are some of the Wild vs. Stars betting trends to consider before wagering on this Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • The Wild went 2-2 against the Stars in the regular season with both wins coming in overtime
  • Minnesota finished third in the Central Division with 103 points and a 46-25-11 record
  • Minnesota is 4-4-2 in its last 10 matchups, averaging 2.8 goals per contest
  • Minnesota had the 15th-best goal differential in the league with +20

Dallas Stars Betting Trends

  • Dallas finished second in the Central Division with 108 points and a 47-21-14 record
  • The Stars are 9-2 on the moneyline in their last 11 games against Central Division opponents
  • Dallas is 8-1-1 in its last 10 matchups, averaging 3.8 goals per contest
  • Dallas had the fourth-best goal differential in the league with +66

Wild vs. Stars Prop Bets for Series & Game 3

Who will take control of this series after Game 3? Oddsmakers have the game as a near pick ’em, and if you’re unsure of a side to back, sportsbooks are also offering several Wild vs. Stars prop bets for both the series and the game.

Series Correct Score:

  • Stars win 4-1: +490
  • Stars win 4-2: +350
  • Stars win 4-3: +310
  • Wild win 4-1: +790
  • Wild win 4-2: +430
  • Wild win 4-3: +520

Series Total Games:

  • Five games: +270
  • Six games: +152
  • Seven games: +152

This is one of the closest series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We like the chances of the Stars vs. Wild series going the distance, so consider a bet on seven total games at +152 with FanDuel Sportsbook. Minnesota to win 4-3 at +520 also offers a good price for backers of the underdogs.

As for Wild vs. Stars Game 3 tonight, here are a couple of the popular hockey prop bets to target:

Game’s First Goal Scorer:

  • Kirill Kaprizov: +850
  • Roope Hintz: +1200
  • Tyler Seguin: +1600

Correct Score:

  • Stars win 3-2: +1000
  • Stars win 4-2: +2300
  • Wild win 3-1: +2200
  • Wild win 5-3: +4400

Wild vs. Stars Prediction: Minnesota Moneyline for Game 3

The series opened up with a dramatic Minnesota win in double-overtime. With the series heading up north to Saint Paul, we like the home-ice advantage with the Minnesota Wild. Fleury struggled in net during Game 2 and expect Gustavsson, remarkable in his playoff debut Monday, to prove difficult against the Stars forwards.

In our Wild vs. Stars best bet for tonight’s game, take the Minnesota Wild on the moneyline. For an even better return, consider betting on the exact score prop bet. You can get a solid return on Minnesota to Win 3-1 at +2200.

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Ken Bates

Ken Bates

Ken Bates is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. With years of experience in the industry, he’s covered several sports and is always on the lookout for an angle to bet. Bates resides in upstate New York and, as difficult as it may sometimes be, roots for the Jets, Mets, and Islanders.

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