The Vegas Golden Knights (17-5-5) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (15-7-3) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on BSSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Golden Knights have an overall record of 17-5-5. Currently, they are 8-3-3 on the road, and carry a two game road win streak into the game. At the moment, they hold the 1st spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 1st in the Western conference. Vegas heads into the game with 11 wins by more than one goal, and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 14-13.
The Golden Knights recently played against the Blues and secured a win with a score of 6-3. Against the Blues, the Golden Knights’ offense scored in all three periods. Of Vegas’ six goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 49 shots on goal and six giveaways.
Vegas also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Stars have an overall record of 15-7-3. On the road, Dallas is 9-3-2 and 6-4-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 5th in the Western conference. Dallas comes in with seven wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 10-15.
In their last game, the Stars went up against the Capitals and emerged as winners with a score of 5-4. Against the Capitals, the Stars’ offense scored in all three periods. Out of Dallas’ five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 38 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.
Although Dallas secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. So far this year, the Golden Knights are 9-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 7-0 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Golden Knights’ over/under record this season is 10-17-0. For the season, they have had 16 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 7th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 22nd in the league. In terms of the Stars’ offense during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Stars have an over/under record of 14-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.5 per game.
Vegas Team Defense
Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 6th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Dallas Team Defense
The Stars defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 1 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Stars Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- Although Dallas has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
- Vegas has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to take down the Golden Knights at home. With the moneyline currently at -139, I’m placing my bet on the Stars straight-up.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Stars to win and cover. Look for the Stars to win this one by multiple goals over the Golden Knights.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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