Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars - 12/9/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (16-10-3) at Vegas Golden Knights (16-13-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday night.
The Dallas Stars will look to build on their 4-game winning streak after a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in their last outing. San Jose jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the 1st period that the Stars would erase by the end of the 2nd period thanks to a goal from Mattias Janmark. Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie would score 1:48 apart to give the Stars what would end up being an insurmountable 3-1 lead even though San Jose would cut the deficit in half just :33 seconds after the Stars’ 3rd marker in the game. Ben Bishop got the win to improve to 10-5-1 on the year after stopping 41 of 43 shots faced in the winning effort.
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The Vegas Golden Knights come into this game looking to bounce back after a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last outing. Oscar Lindberg opened the scoring just 4:23 into the game for Vegas, but that’s all the scoring the Golden Knights would do as L.A. would tie the game by the end of the 1st period, take a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes of play and seal the deal with another pair of goals in the final frame to secure the victory. Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss, falling to 16-10-1 this season after allowing all 5 goals on 25 shots in the losing effort.
Dallas is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 8-18 in their last 26 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Western Conference. Vegas is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 44-18 in their last 62 home games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
In their brief history, Vegas has made T-Mobile Arena one of the tougher environments to go on the road and win, as many have found out dating back to last season. However, the Golden Knights turned in one of their worst performances of the season on Saturday, and run into a Dallas team with an extra day of rest and are coming into this one red hot after winning 4 in a row. I’ll side with Dallas on the quick turnaround to pick up a huge road win and extend their winning streak here.