Dallas Stars (13-7-2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (14-10)
December 8, 2021 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -141 / Dallas Stars +120; Over/Under: 5.5
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The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights meet Wednesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. The Dallas Stars look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games.
The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 11 goals, Miro Heiskanen has 13 assists and Esa Lindell has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Braden Holtby has allowed 24 goals on 334 shots faced, and Anton Khudobin has allowed 23 goals on 181 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 10 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 13 assists and Evgenii Dadonov has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 56 goals on 619 shots faced, and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 13 goals on 164 shots.
The Stars are 1-7 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 6-0 in their last 6 games following a win. The Golden Knights are 50-21 in their last 71 home games and 13-6 in their last 19 overall. The under is 7-0 in Stars last 7 overall. The over is 10-4-1 in Golden Knights last 15 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights are a tough team to bet against at home, where they do some of their best work, but we’re getting plus money with one of the hotter teams in the league over the last two weeks. The Dallas Stars have clearly found something that works, and they’ve also won five of their last seven in the underdog role. The value is with the Stars in this spot.