Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars - 9/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars - 9/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (49-32-8) at Vegas Golden Knights (51-30-9)

NHL Hockey: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -169 / Dallas Stars +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights meet Monday in game five of the NHL Western Conference Finals at the Rogers Place.

The Dallas Stars will advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1999-20 with a victory here. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.95 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with nine goals, Miro Heiskanen has 17 assists and Jamie Benn has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.10 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 12 goals on 77 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 47 goals on 574 shots. Jake Oettinger has allowed zero goals on five shots.

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The Vegas Golden Knights need a victory here to save their season and force a game six on Wednesday. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.89 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Tuch leads Vegas with eight goals, Shea Theodore has 11 assists and Nate Schmidt has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.16 goals per game and are killing 87.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 29 goals on 360 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed nine goals on 100 shots. 

The Stars are 5-2 in their last 7 Conference Finals games, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 23-9 in their last 32 overall. The under is 4-0 in Stars last 4 overall. The under is 7-0 in Golden Knights last 7 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Vegas. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Dallas Stars have really burned me these last couple of games, as backing Vegas at these prices and losing can really eat away at the bankroll. The Stars entered the bubble playing horrible hockey and most didn't give them a shot against the Golden Knights, and here they are a win away from their first final appearance in 20 years. With that said, most would agree that the Golden Knights have outplayed the Stars in these losses and just haven't gotten the bounces needed to close out the game. While the Stars deserve more respect than before, I would not count out Vegas just yet. 

We should see a game six on Wednesday. 

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -169

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.