The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in game 2 of the NHL Western Conference Finals at the T-Mobile Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Dallas Stars Betting Preview
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.57 goals per game and are scoring on 30.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 10 goals, Jason Robertson has 11 assists and Tyler Seguin has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.14 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 39 goals on 399 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 3 goals on 18 shots.
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.75 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 7 goals, Mark Stone has 8 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 62.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Laurent Brossoit has given up 23 goals on 216 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 12 goals on 172 shots.
The Stars are 13-6 in their last 19 road games and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The Golden Knights are 17-5 in their last 22 home games and 25-9 in their last 34 overall. The over is 7-1-1 in Stars last 9 overall. The over is 11-4 in Golden Knights last 15 home games. The Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
I understand why the Dallas Stars and plus money is appealing, as you can argue they're the better team, they had their chances in game 1, and they've proven themselves on the road time and time again. However, Vegas at home is a tough out, and we saw it again Friday night. The Golden Knights just find ways to prevail, and they've also won 11 of their last 11 of their last 16 home playoff games. Vegas has also won 13 of its last 20 playoff games as a favorite. Cheap juice, I lean Vegas to go up 2-0.