In a game between two teams that are firmly in playoff contention, the Dallas Stars and the first-year franchise Vegas Golden Knights collide at T-Mobile Arena in a Western Conference tilt. Fox Sports Southwest will air the game, and the action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 28.
Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Vegas heads into the matchup as the slight favorite with a -115 moneyline. The line for Dallas sits at -105 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Vegas is 15-7 straight up (SU) and has netted 11.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 22 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just two have pushed. The teams 9-1 SU at home this season.
The Golden Knights have converted on 22.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 19th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.9 percent of all penalties.
The Golden Knights, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties just 3.6 times per game overall this season, 3.0 per game over their past five matchups total, and 3.4 per game over their last five home outings. The teams had to defend opposition power plays for just 7.1 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, overall.
Averaging 22.3 saves per game with a .870 save percentage, Maxime Lagace (6-6-1) has been the best goalkeeper for Vegas this season. If the Knights decide to give him the night off, however, Vegas could turn to Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).
William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault will both spearhead the attack for the Golden Knights. Karlsson (22 points) has produced 13 goals and nine assists and has recorded two or more points seven times this year. Marchessault has eight goals and 13 assists to his credit and has recorded a point in nine games.
Dallas is 12-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 23 regular season matches, 12 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and just one has pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Stars are 3-9 SU.
The Stars have converted on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 12th overall and it’s successfully killed off 83.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Dallas skaters have been called for penalties 4.6 times per game in total this season, and 5.4 per game over their last five contests. The teams had to kill penalties an unhealthy 14.2 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Ben Bishop (2.76 goals against average and .907 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas. Bishop is averaging 25.1 saves per game and has 10 wins and nine losses to his credit.
Leading the offensive counter for the visiting Stars will be Tyler Seguin (12 goals, 11 assists) and Alexander Radulov (eight goals, 14 assists).
Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- Over Vegas last ten outings, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-1 in those games).
- Power-play chances could be even more key than usual in the outcome of this matchup. The Stars are 5-3 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 7-5 when they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes. The Golden Knights are 7-3 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 8-5 in games where their penalty minutes are in the single digits.
- The over has hit in three of Vegas last five outings.
- Vegas has scored 4.4 goals per game and allowed just 2.4 in its past five games (the team’s a perfect 1-0 SU over that span).
- Vegas has averaged 10.8 giveaways over its last five home games, its season average of 10.3 giveaways per game (ranked 20th in the NHL).
- Dallas skaters have averaged 6.0 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 7.4 giveaways per game (the sixth-fewest in the NHL).