- The Vegas Golden Knights are -125 favorites vs the Dallas Stars in Game 1.
- Dallas has heavy -250 odds to cover the puck-line and +105 odds to win outright.
- The total is set at 5.5 goals, which has gone under in four of their last five matchups.
LAS VEGAS – Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference finals favors the Vegas Golden Knights (-125) at home against the Dallas Stars on Friday. The total is favored to go under at -115 based on matchup history.
Vegas Golden Knights Vs Dallas Stars Game 1 Odds
|Dallas Stars||+1.5 (-250)||+105||O5.5 (-105)|
|Vegas Golden Knights||-1.5 (+210)||-125||U5.5 (-115)|
Vegas has won four of their last five home games by an average margin of 1.8 goals. The Golden Knights have +210 odds at NHL online sportsbooks to cover their 1.5-puck line as favorites.
Dallas has Vegas’s number this year, sweeping them in their regular season series. However, the Golden Knights used a different goalie in each of those games and will show the Stars another new goalie in Game 1.
Vegas will rely on Adin Hill, the goaltender who led them to victory in three of his four starts against the Edmonton Oilers. Hill allowed an average of 2.5 goals to an Oilers team that averaged 3.96 goals per game in the regular season.
At the other end of the ice, Dallas will start goalie Jake Oettinger with a 2.75 GAA across 13 playoff starts. Oetinger is the only goalie left in the NHL playoffs to record a shutout and did it five times in the regular season, tied for second-most in the NHL.
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The total in Stars and Golden Knights games have gone under in four of their last five matchups. Strong goalie play and matchup history explain the slight favoritism at online sportsbooks towards the under at 5.5 goals.
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