Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 12/13/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (16-13-5) at Dallas Stars (18-11-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / Vegas Golden Knights --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars meet Friday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 13 goals, William Karlsson has 17 assists and Max Pacioretty has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 50 goals on 634 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 35 goals on 353 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 11 goals, Tyler Seguin has 17 assists and Alexander Radulov has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 42 goals on 640 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 27 goals on 348 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Stars are 10-1 in their last 11 home games, 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 17-6 in their last 23 overall. The under is 5-1 in Golden Knights last 6 overall. The under is 34-15-3 in Stars last 52 home games. The Golden Knights are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have had their way with the Stars in past meetings, but Dallas is a physical team that usually has the advantage on the defensive side, not the type of team you want to play on the end of a back to back. The Dallas Stars have also been nearly unbeatable on their home ice over the last month. I'm not stepping in front of the Stars in this spot.