As Dallas visits Sin City for Game 1 of what’s expected to be a thrilling Western Conference Finals, let’s dive into Stars vs. Golden Knights odds, predictions, and prop bets.
The puck drops for Game 1 in T-Mobile Arena at 8:30 p.m ET on Friday night. The Golden Knights seek their second Stanley Cup Finals appearance in their short history. The Stars have made it to three Finals since the franchise moved to Dallas in 1993, winning the championship in 1999, but coming up short in 2000 and 2020.
The winner of this series heads to the Stanley Cup Finals against either the Florida Panthers or the Carolina Hurricanes.
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Stars vs. Knights Game 1 Odds + Series Price
Neither the Stars nor the Golden Knights were preseason favorites to win it all. Sportsbooks had Vegas at +1500 in October. The preseason odds on the Dallas Stars were around +4000.
Sportsbooks have the Vegas Golden Knights as slight favorites to win the series, with DraftKings pricing the Golden Knights at -135 and the Stars +115.
In line with the series odds, Vegas is favored to win Game 1 at home, with an over/under set at 5.5.
These are Stars vs. Knights moneylines, puck lines, and totals from top sports betting apps.
How Stars, Golden Knights Advanced to Western Conference Finals
After finishing the regular season second in the Central Division with 108 points, the Stars opened the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a first-round series against the Minnesota Wild and edged out their divisional rival, 4-2. Dallas then went the distance against the upstart Seattle Kraken, winning the series in seven games.
A stout frontline made up of Roope Hintz, Jason Robertson, and Joe Pavelski has helped carry the Stars to the Western Conference Finals. Here are their stats through two rounds of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- R. Hintz — 19 Points, 9 Goals, 10 Assists
- J. Robertson — 12 Points, 2 Goals, 10 Assists
- M. Domi — 11 Points, 3 Goals, 8 Assists
- J. Pavelski — 10 Points, 8 Goals, 2 Assists
- J. Benn — 10 Points, 2 Goals, 8 Assists
Jake Oettinger has put together several elite-level performances over the course of the postseason. The young goaltender has started all 13 contests, allowing just 2.75 goals per game and a .903 save percentage.
Vegas’ 51-22-9 record was good enough for first place in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights then dropped the first game of the opening round against the Winnipeg Jets but then rattled off four-straight wins to advance behind a 4-1 series record. Vegas held off the Oilers in the second round, winning the series 4-2.
Jack Eichel leads the Vegas Golden Knights with 14 postseason points. The Knights have spread the puck around well, however, with five skaters netting at least five goals in the postseason.
- J. Eichel — 14 Points, 6 Goals, 8 Assists
- M. Stone — 12 Points, 5 Goals, 7 Assists
- C. Stephenson — 10 Points, 6 Goals, 4 Assists
- J. Marchessault — 10 Points, 5 Goals, 5 Assists
- I. Barbashev — 9 Points, 5 Goals, 4 Assists
Laurent Brossoit was Vegas’ primary netminder before suffering a lower-body injury in the Edmonton series. In eight games, he’s gone 5-2 with a .894 save percentage. Adin Hill, in relief of the injured Brossoit, has played admirably. He has gone 3-1 with a .934 save percentage.
Stars vs. Golden Knights Betting Trends
Considers these Stars vs. Knights betting trends before betting on Game 1.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
- The Stars have gone 7-2-1 over their last ten games
- The over has gone 6-1-1 in Dallas’ last eight games
- Dallas is 4-0 in their last four games against the Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
- The Knights have gone 8-2 over their last ten games
- Vegas is 4-1 on the moneyline in their last five games on home ice
- The over has gone 10-4 in Vegas’ last 14 home games
Dallas vs. Vegas: Prop Bets for Game 1 + Series
There are several ways to bet Stars vs. Golden Knights. Along with the popular moneyline, puck line, and total, you can bet a wide range of prop bets for both Game 1 and the series.
Betting on who will score a goal is one of the most popular hockey prop bets. These are the current DraftKings odds on several players to score a goal in Stars vs. Knights Game 1.
- Jason Robertson: +150
- Jack Eichel: +150
- Joe Pavelski: +200
- Tyler Seguin: +265
- Brett Howden: +350
- Mason Marchment: +380
You can also bet the exact score of Stars vs. Golden Knights Game 1. These prop bets are difficult to hit but offer a rewarding payout when you do.
- Stars Win 3-2: +1000
- Stars Win 4-2: +2500
- Golden Knights Win 3-1: +2500
- Golden Knights Win 4-2: +2200
Betting a series-long prop bet will give you a rooting interest in each game of the series. These are the odds on who will score the most goals in the Stars vs. Golden Knights series.
- Jack Eichel: +550
- Roope Hintz: +650
- Joe Pavelski: +700
- Max Domi: +3500
Stars vs. Golden Knights Series Prediction: Dallas Advances
It’s a tight one to call for the Western Conference Finals. Although Vegas is favored by bookmakers, we’re backing Dallas in our Stars vs. Golden Knights prediction.
The Stars’ roster is loaded with talent. Their front line has played like one of the best in the league when healthy. Don’t let the fact that the Stars needed all seven games to beat the Kraken be a deterrent — Seattle was a formidable opponent that had just knocked out the reigning champions in the first round. Seven games may be necessary for this series, too, as the Knights will go down fighting.
For an even better payout, consider putting a little on the Stars to win the series 4-3. DraftKings is offering that prop bet at +550, meaning a $100 bet would net a $550 profit, and a $20 bet would pay you $110 in winnings.
Stars vs. Golden Knights Pick: Dallas Series Winner (+115)