The Vegas Golden Knights could not sweep the Dallas Stars but now return to their arena to clinch the series. The NHL lines favor Vegas to get the job done as a slight favorite. Vegas won both home games in overtime and three of the four games in this series were decided in the extra period. Dallas may have swung some momentum its way, but Vegas remains the superior team.
The Stars Aligned For Dallas
Dallas survived to play for another game thanks to, who else? Joe Pavelski scored the overtime winner as Dallas edged Vegas 3-2. Even with their captain suspended, Dallas’s best players came together to lift their team over Vegas. They delivered to get Dallas to finally cash as a bet online.
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Jason Robertson scored twice while Roope Hintz and Miro Heiskanen assisted on the first goal and Pavelski’s game-winner, which both came on the power play (PP). And in net, Jake Oettinger got the monkey off his back and saved 37 of the 39 shots he faced. It was his best game of the series.
Still, Vegas equalled Dallas’s efforts and nearly won the game on several occasions. Dallas will need its best players, and others, to continue to step up. Heading to Vegas, it’s an unlikely NHL picks. But the Stars almost won in their first two trips so they shouldn’t be shrugged off.
Golden Knights Nearly Had the Stars
Vegas is not worried. As mentioned, Dallas needed its best players to have one heck of a game to merely edge Vegas. Two of Dallas’s goals also came on the PP. The Knights’ lackluster penalty kill (PK), 64.3 percent and 14th in the playoffs prior to Thursday night, did them in. Thankfully, most of the game is still played on 5-on-5.
The Golden Knights may be outpossessed and outchanced by Dallas, but its outscored the Stars 11-4. Both clutch scoring and goaltending are to be thanked here, namely the latter. Were it not for Sergei Bobrovsky over at Florida, Adin Hill would be the netminder everyone talks about.
In this series, Hill has allowed just eight goals against 140 shots. On 5-on-5, he’s allowed just five. Playing at a Conn Smythe-worthy level, Hill’s strong play alone makes Vegas worth betting online. But in front him, Vegas has more consistent scorers. Jack Eichel has not even lit the lamp yet. Now would be quite the time to do it.
Stars vs Golden Knights Game Injuries
Stars vs Golden Knights Head-to-Head
Three of the four games in this series have gone under the total. That also makes it seven of these teams’ last eight meetings. And in their last 10 games, seven have gone to overtime.
Stars vs Golden Knights Game Information
- Game: Stars (56-25-18) vs Golden Knights (62-25-10)
- Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 27, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Stars vs Golden Knights Live Stream: NHL.TV
Stars vs Golden Knights Betting Lines
Stars vs Golden Knights Picks and Prediction
What are the NHL odds that Dallas’s star players do exactly what they did for Game 4? For one, Dallas will need to stay hot on the PP. Vegas only committed two penalties but Dallas made it pay. Otherwise, Vegas should continue to edge Dallas outside of special teams. Chalk it up as Vegas makes NHL news in its return to the Final.
Dallas is listed at +115 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Stars, you can win $115. Vegas is -135, offering a chance to win $74 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Dallas a 46.51% chance to win, with the Golden Knights at 57.45%