Golden Knights vs. Stars Game 4 Prediction, Odds, Props: Dallas Short Favorite to Extend Series

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With Vegas one game away from sweeping Dallas in the Western Conference Finals, we jump into Golden Knights vs. Stars odds, predictions, and prop bets for Thursday night’s Game 4.

After the first two games went to overtime, it was all Vegas on Tuesday. The Golden Knights got off to a fast start and didn’t relinquish, shutting down the Stars 4-0. With a 3-0 series lead, they advance to the Stanley Cup Finals with a win in Game 4.

Dallas is on the brink of elimination and looks to keep its Stanley Cup dreams alive tonight.

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Golden Knights vs. Stars Odds:  Game 4 Betting Lines + Series Price

With a 3-0 lead in the series, the Vegas Golden Knights are heavy favorites to advance. The Dallas Stars’ odds to come back and win the series are around +1400, depending on the sportsbook.

The Stars are slight favorites to win tonight’s game at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas puck line pays around 2-to-1, and the Game 4 Over/Under is set at 5.5 goals.

These are current Golden Knights vs. Stars moneylines, puck lines, and totals. Remember to shop around multiple sports betting apps to find the best sportsbook bonuses and odds for your plays.

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Golden Knights Dominant So Far

The first two games of the Western Conference needed extra time, with the Golden Knights netting quick game-winners in both overtimes.

Dallas came out the gate sloppy on Tuesday. Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault scored his seventh goal of the postseason just a minute into the game, finding the back of the net off a feed from Jack Eichel.

Minutes later, the Stars’ Jamie Benn was hit with a game misconduct penalty after a late hit on Mark Stone. Benn was ejected from the game. With the man advantage, Ivan Barbashev scored a power-play goal to give Vegas an early 2-0 lead.

The dreadful first period for the Stars continued, as they fell into a 3-0 hole just eight minutes into the game. William Carrier netted the backhander for the Golden Knights. Dallas’ goaltender Jake Oettinger was then pulled from the game and replaced by Scott Wedgewood.

Dallas is a short home favorite to extend the West Finals series, per VGK vs. Stars Game 4 odds.
Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Carrier scores against Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Dallas was unable to get any offense going. Vegas stifled the Stars’ forwards and added a fourth goal in the second period to extend their lead to 4-0. Alex Pietrangelo scored the dagger for the Knights, his first of this year’s postseason.

Series Results

  • Game 1: Vegas Won 4-3 (OT)
  • Game 2: Vegas Won 3-2 (OT)
  • Game 3: Vegas Won 4-0

Golden Knights Futures Betting

Playing in the gambling capital of the United States, the Golden Knights typically represent large futures liability to Las Vegas sportsbooks. At the Westgate SuperBook, this year’s Knights liability isn’t as severe as usual.

“We actually win money on them in the conference future book,” Ed Salmons, vice president of risk management at the SuperBook, told Gaming Today.  “The Stanley Cup’s essentially a tiny loser, which in years past, it’s been really bad. So we’ll take that all day.”

Salmons cited injuries on the Knights’ roster as a reason why liability isn’t as high as in years past.

The Golden Knights overcame a revolving door at goaltender. The misfortune at the position began in the offseason when the Knights announced starter Robin Lehner would miss the entirety of the season.

Logan Thompson led all Vegas’ goaltenders with 37 regular season games. He missed several games with injuries down the stretch and hasn’t played in the postseason. Laurent Brossoit was expected to be the main netminder in the playoffs for the Knights, but he hasn’t returned to the ice after suffering an injury in their series against the Oilers.

Adin Hill, acquired in an August trade from the San Jose Sharks, has started eight of Vegas’ postseason matchups. He has played well in his first playoff appearances, with a 6-1 record and a .940 save percentage.

The winner of the Golden Knights vs. Stars series will play the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Cats swept the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Knights seek the franchise’s first championship title. Dallas has one Stanley Cup victory (1999) in five appearances.

Golden Knights vs. Stars Prop Bets for Game 4

Sportsbooks are offering a wide range of Knights vs. Stars prop bets. If you’ve looked through the odds and are unsure which team to back, prop bets give you rooting interest in the game regardless of who wins.

Here’s a small sampling of what’s on Game 4 prop menus.

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  • Jason Robertson: +120
  • Jack Eichel: +140
  • Joe Pavelski: +165
  • Tyler Seguin: +250
  • Ivan Barbashev: +330
  • Alex Pietrangelo: +500

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Golden Knights vs. Stars Game 4 Prediction: Dallas Hangs On

Will Vegas be able to put the nail in Dallas’ coffin and reach the franchise’s second Stanley Cup Finals? Vegas is rolling, but we’re backing Dallas in our Knights vs. Stars Game 4 prediction.

Dallas will avoid the sweep with a win tonight and take the series back to Sin City. The Stars never seemed to get any momentum in Game 3 and the game looked nearly over halfway through the first period. Expect Dallas, with their season on the line, to come out quickly.

The Stars need more production from Roope Hintz, who has been quiet this series after being a controlling force in Dallas’ postseason run up to this point. Goaltender Jake Oettinger is one of the biggest reasons Dallas is playing in the Western Conference Finals. If the Stars want to stay alive, they need Oettinger to be at peak performance.

Golden Knights vs. Stars Prediction: Dallas Moneyline (-114 at FanDuel)

Gaming Today’s Marcus DiNitto contributed to this report.

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Ken Bates is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. With years of experience in the industry, he’s covered several sports and is always on the lookout for an angle to bet. Bates resides in upstate New York and, as difficult as it may sometimes be, roots for the Jets, Mets, and Islanders.

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