The American Airlines Center is the site for a Western Conference showdown as the Vegas Golden Knights visit Dallas to take on the Stars. It’s the third and final time that these two clubs will meet in the regular season. The action will get started at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9 and it is being shown live on Fox Sports Southwest.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars Odds
Vegas is 18-10 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 10.5 units this season. 17 of its outings have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and just two have pushed. This 2017-18 Golden Knights team is 7-8 SU on the road.
Vegas has converted on 19.0 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 22nd out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off 78.7 percent of its penalties.
The Knights, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.5 times per game this season, and 4.4 per game over its last five on the road. The teams been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 7.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Sporting a .866 save percentage and 22.9 saves per game, Maxime Lagace (6-7-1) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas this year. If head coach Gerard Gallant chooses to rest him, however, the team could go with Malcolm Subban (8-2), who has a .924 save percentage and 2.33 goals against average this year.
William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Golden Knights. Karlsson has 26 points on 15 goals and 11 assists, and has recorded multiple points eight times. Marchessault has 10 goals and 15 assists to his nameand has logged at least one point in 13 games.
Dallas is 16-13 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.5 units this season. 15 of its outings have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the teams 10-3 SU as the home team.
The Stars have converted on just 20.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of all penalties.
Stars players have been called for penalties 4.6 times per game in total this season, and 5.8 per game over their last five home outings. The teams had to stave off opponent power plays 15.6 minutes per contest over their last five home games.
Ben Bishop (24.9 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for the Stars. Bishop has 13 wins and 10 losses to his credit and has registered a poor .910 save percentage and 2.68 goals against average this year.
Tyler Seguin (14 goals, 13 assists) will lead the offensive attack for the Stars.
Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- Vegas is 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Dallas is 1-1 in shootouts.
- Eight of Dallas last ten games have been decided by two or more goals. The club is 5-3 overall in those games.