Stars vs Golden Knights Prediction - NHL Picks 5/19/23

Vegas Golden Knights (59-25-9) vs Dallas Stars (55-24-16)

Game Info: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -135 / Dallas Stars +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights face off on Friday in the NHL Western Conference Final at T-Moble Arena. 

Stars Betting Preview

The Dallas Stars have knocked off the Minnesota Wild and Seattle Kraken to get to this point of the playoffs. In the last series against the Kraken, it was the Stars that advanced in Game 7. In Game 7 they had good goaltending and they were able to secure the 2-1 victory. Jake Oettinger saved 22 of the 23 shots he faced. The Stars are averaging 3.62 goals per game while their defense is giving up 3.07 goals per game. The Stars offense has been ranked 5th best in the NHL during the playoffs. Roope Hintz has been the top offensive player during the playoffs scoring nine goals and adding 10 assists. 

Golden Knights Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Golden Knights who have knocked off the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers to get this point. Against the Oilers it only took six games to advance to this round. In the last game against the Oilers the offense scored five goals on the way to hte victory. Jonathan Marchessault had a strong game finishing with three goals. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.73 goals while their defense is giving up 3.0 goals per game. The offense has been ranked second in the league during the playoffs. Jack Eichel has scored six goals and added eight assists. 

Stars vs Golden Knights Trends

Stars are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central. Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Stars are 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Stars are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

Shane’s Free Pick

Oettinger was lights out in his last game and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Golden Knighs offense is only going to score a goal or two at home, and that will be the difference. Back the Star on the money line. This game is also going to stay at five goals or less and the under is a good play.

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

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