It’s judgment day for the Dallas Stars. Not only are they facing elimination, but they are facing a Vegas Golden Knights team with added motivation to finish them off. Thanks to the actions of some of Dallas’ players, namely Jamie Benn, the Knights will enter Game 4 with some extra sass. The NHL lines favor Dallas despite Vegas being sharper. Bet on these players to make a difference this Thursday night.
Pavelski Will Go Down Scoring
Win or lose, Joe Pavelski will bring it. He has 72 career playoff goals and has eight in 11 games this postseason. He’s been held without a goal in four straight games and has not scored in three of his last four games. With the season on the line, bank on “Captain America” to once again put the team on his back.
The NHL odds are offering +175 on Pavelski as an Anytime Goalscorer for Game 4. He also is tied with teammates Roope Hintz and Jason Robertson with the best odds for First Goal Scorer at +850. It is worth betting online that Pavelski scores a goal. With Benn suspended, Pavelski will naturally take on the role of the leader. And he performs the best the more pressure is placed on him and his team.
Vegas Unloads on Dallas
The last three games were low-scoring. Vegas’ four-goal explosion in Game 3 is the most any of the teams have scored so far. But while the totals have trended to the under, this one may go against the grain with everything on the line. Benn’s and Maxi Domi’s actions also add more intensity to this game.
The rough play won’t end there as it’s possible there will be plenty of extracurricular activities leading to plenty of PP time. As such, both Vegas and Dallas could score a minimum of two goals each. But when it comes to who wins, Vegas should lead Dallas. The Knights are just more proficient at scoring and Dallas’ goaltending woes add to this fact. So bet on Vegas to score 3+ goals first
Live Betting Pick
We’ll continue backing Vegas as an NHL picks for all the reasons mentioned. It has shattered the Stars’ spirits. Benn lost his cool while goaltender Jake Oettinger lost his confidence. Vegas is playing with high spirits and with nothing to lose. This team will likely open the scoring and not look back. As an underdog, bet Vegas early.
But even if Vegas falls behind and Dallas scores first, the Knights could still be worth betting. Vegas gave up the first goal in the first two games and still came back to win. Even in enemy territory, the Knights will stay clutch.
Golden Knights vs Stars Game 4 Information
- Date: Thursday, May 25, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas
- Golden Knights vs Stars Live stream: NHL.TV