Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Golden Knights vs. Stars NHL Odds
Looking for Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Golden Knights taking on the Stars on Tuesday May 23rd at American Airline Center in Dallas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Stars Lightning matchup.
NHL Hockey Handicapping – Golden Knights vs. Stars
(10-3) Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars (8-7)
Date: May 23rd 2023
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: American Airline Center
Hockey NHL Money Line Odds: Golden Knights +125 Stars -145 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Golden Knights -1.5 -225 Stars +1.5 +185
Today’s NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
- *Click Here* Check out our Live Betting Odds for this Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars game!
- *Click Here* Check out our Updated NHL Sportsbook Bonuses for today!
- SCROLL DOWN FOR our Golden Knights Stars Free Pick!
The battle for western supremacy continues with Game 3 of the Wester Conference Finals.
Vegas has gone up ahead two games to none as they fly south to Dallas. During the regular season it was the Stars who shone bright as they swept all three meetings.
Both of the first two games needed overtime and each side put up nearly the same amount of shots in each contest. If not for a few lucky bounces, it could be Dallas in the driver’s seat.
The goaltenders have done their jobs but either team’s offenses have slowed down a touch in this series with both coaches electing for a tighter checking game over their previous run-and-gun play.
Can Dallas get back into this series before it’s too late? Lets find out.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights have played some masterful hockey in these playoffs, losing just three times thus far. They’ve won four straight and have scored at least three goals in each of those victories.
Despite having to use their third string goaltender through their last six games, they’ve amassed a league-best 10-3 record in the postseason.
They’re just two wins away from their second Stanley Cup Finals berth in their franchise’s young history.
Overall, Vegas is sporting a second-best offense in the playoffs with an average of 3.69 goals scored per game. The team sits second when it comes to overall goals at 48 in this postseason.
When it comes to the power play, they rank tenth with an 18.6% success rate. While they haven’t had many chances on the man-advantage in this series, they have gone 1-for-3.
The team has really spread out the offense with three players going off on at least a point-per-game pace.
Jack Eichel and Mark Stone are tied for the team lead in overall points at 15 in 13 outings.
Chandler Stephenson and William Karlsson are each tied for the team lead in goals with 7 a piece.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE RAZOR RAY’S NHL PICKS FOR THIS WEEK!
On the back end, VGK has the sixth-best defense through these playoffs after averaging 2.92 goals against per game. Their penalty kill hasn’t been as strong as you’d expect with a defense core as theirs. They rank 14th with a 62.5% kill rate but they’ve seemed to have tightened things up over the past three games. They’ve held the opposition to just a single power play goal over their past three games.
It’s Adin Hill’s net and he’s been solid during this run. Hill has posted a 5-1 record with a 2.28 goals against average and a .930 save percentage through 7 appearances.
With just a single win over their last four games, the Stars could be on the brink of going down 3-0 in the Conference Finals.
They’ve impressed on home ice this postseason where they’ve won their last three straight and are 5-1 in their last six.
Up front the Stars are rocking the fifth-best offense with a 3.47 goals scored average after posting the most playoff goals so far at 52. On power play, they also sit fifth overall but after going 1-for-5 through two games in Vegas, they’ll need a boost from some of their key players if they hope to extend this series.
They’re led by Roope Hintz who leads the team, and the league, with 22 points in 15 games. He’s also first on the team with 10 goals so far with Joe Pavelski not far behind with 8 himself.
Jason Robertson has put up the points as well with 15 in 15 outings but has just 4 goals to his name. That being said, he’s been able to find the back of the net in each of the first two Western Final games.
With the 7th ranked defense in the playoffs, Dallas is sporting an average of 3.13 goals against per game. On the penalty kill, they rank sixth with an 82.1% conversion rate. They have held the Golden Knights to just a single power play goal through their first two games of this series.
Jake Oettinger has seen better days. He’s finished each of the last two games with a save percentage below .900 and stopped just 21 shots in Game 2.
Oettinger has an 8-7 tally which is paired with a 2.84 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars Betting Trends
- Golden Knights are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
- Home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
- Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
- Stars are 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Stars are 11-3 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction
The Stars swept the regular season series and the first two games were so insanely tight that home ice is all Dallas needs to post a win in Game 3.
They’ve posted a 5-1 record through their last six on home ice which is after they put up 22 wins at American Airlines Center during the regular season.
Watch out for the big guns on home ice as the Stars average 4.00 goals scored per game in Dallas during this run.
Take the home team and watch as the Golden Knights become Stardust.
4* Free Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars NHL Betting Pick: Stars -145
Lastly, if you’re looking for more NHL picks like this Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars matchup, we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2023 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
Register here for a FREE NHL Hockey Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!