The Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars meet Thursday in game 4 of the NHL Western Conference Finals at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.71 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 7 goals, Jack Eichel has 10 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.71 goals per game and are killing 64.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Laurent Brossoit has given up 23 goals on 216 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 14 goals on 234 shots.
Dallas Stars Betting Preview
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.25 goals per game and are scoring on 29.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 10 goals, Jason Robertson has 11 assists and Tyler Seguin has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.19 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 45 goals on 428 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 4 goals on 29 shots.
The Golden Knights are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 27-9 in their last 36 overall. The Stars are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 8-1-1 in Golden Knights last 10 Conference Finals games. The over is 7-3-1 in Stars last 11 overall. The under is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 16-5-2 in the last 23 meetings.
You'd like to see the Dallas Stars put up a fight and avoid a sweep on their home ice, but game 3 wasn't all that encouraging. Despite being out shot 34-16, Vegas made the most of its shot attempts and won 4-0. At this point, the Stars have to be quite low in terms of confidence as they played hard and lost, and that's on top of 2 overtime losses. Like the Panthers – Canes series, it just feels like it's the Golden Knights time to at least make a run to the finals. I'm not sure what else the Stars can do to get on the board here. Give me Vegas and the plus money.