Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars Betting Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars are set for Game 1 of their best-of-7 series on Monday. Vegas is the defending Stanley Cup Champion but finished 8th in the West this season. The Golden Knights fell at home to the Ducks on the season’s final day to drop to 8th. Vegas went 45-9-8 on the season for 98 points. 

The Dallas Stars went 52-21-9 on the season. Their 113 points won the Central and the top spot in the Western Conference. Dallas won its final two games and eight out of its final ten. The Stars topped St. Louis 2-1 in overtime to finish the season.

Dallas is -135 in this game at home. The total is set at 5.5 goals.

Impressive Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars had a great 2023-2024 season. Dallas scored 3.59 goals per game, and allowed 2.83. The Stars were in the Top 10 in both. Dallas recorded nearly 32 shots per game, and were 11.4% shooting accuracy. Dallas was great on the faceoff as well, at 54% on the season.

The top offensive stars for Dallas this season have been Jason Robertson and Joe Pevaleksi. They both played in all 82 games this season. Robertson recorded 51 assists on the season, and scored 29 goals. Pavelski had 40 assists and 27 goals, while Matt Duchesne had 40 assists as well, with 25 goals.

Goaltender Jake Oettinger will get the start in the postseason. During the regular season, he went 35-14-4 with a 2.72 goals against average. Oettinger has allowed 2 or less goals in 10 out of his last 11 starts.

Champion Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights are the champions until someone knocks them off. First up, is Dallas. Vegas has been banged up with injuries most of the season. On the season, the Golden Knights scored 3.21 goals per game, and allowed teams to score just shy of 3 per game.

Vegas was in the Top 20 in most categories, but not in the Top 10 in many at all. It was a frustrating regular season after so much postseason dominance a season ago. The top offensive threats for Vegas this season have been Jonathan Marchessault with 69 points, and Jack Eichel with 68. William Karlsson was third with 60 points.

In between the pipes for Vegas will either be Logan Thompson or Adin Hill. They split most of the season for Vegas. Thompson played in46 games, while Hill played in 35. They both allowed right around 2.7 goals per game.

Stars Win Game 1 at Home

The Dallas Stars are ready to get the postseason party started. As the top seed, they get the defending champions in the first round of the postseason. Look for a great game, as Vegas is not going to go down without a fight.

The Stars eventually do find a way to win this game. Our final bet for this game on Monday is the Dallas Stars -135 over the Vegas Golden Knights. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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