Golden Knights vs. Stars Stanley Cup Semifinals Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Golden Knights vs. Stars Stanley Cup Semifinals Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Vegas Golden Knights are on their home ice at T-Mobile Arena Friday to square off with the Dallas Stars in the first game of the Stanley Cup Semifinals, beginning at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN and ESPN+. The Golden Knights have -123 odds on the moneyline against the Stars (+103).

Golden Knights vs. Stars Odds

  • Favorite: Golden Knights (-123)
  • Underdog: Stars (+103)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Golden Knights vs. Stars and when does it start?

This game between the Golden Knights and Stars is scheduled to start on Friday, May 19, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 8:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Golden Knights vs. Stars

The Golden Knights and Stars will hit the ice at T-Mobile Arena for this matchup on May 19, and if you’d like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN and ESPN+.

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Who Will Win Golden Knights vs. Stars?

Golden Knights and Stars Betting Trends

  • In 54 of 93 matches this season, Vegas and its opponent have combined to finish above 5.5 goals.
  • Dallas has played 49 games this season that ended with over 5.5 goals.
  • The teams combine to score 6.7 goals per game, 1.2 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these teams combine to average 5.4 goals per game, 0.1 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Golden Knights have been a moneyline favorite 59 times this season, and have gone 38-21 in those games.
  • The Stars have been listed as an underdog 23 times this season, and won 11, or 47.8%, of those games.

Golden Knights Stats & Insights

  • The Golden Knights are ranked 14th in the league with 267 goals this season, an average of 3.3 per contest.
  • On defense, the Golden Knights have given up 225 goals (2.7 per game) to rank 11th in league action.
  • The team has the league’s ninth-best goal differential at +42 this season.
  • The Golden Knights connect on 10.3% of their shots, ranking 12th in the NHL.
  • The Golden Knights have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 23.5 hits and 18.1 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 games, the Golden Knights have claimed 90.0% of the possible points with an 8-2-0 record.
  • They have put up 40 goals over that time.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Golden Knights have given up 28 goals (2.8 per game) in those 10 outings.

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars have scored the seventh-most goals (281 goals, 3.4 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Stars have given up 2.6 goals per game, 215 total, the third-fewest among league teams.
  • Their +66 goal differential is fourth-best in the league.
  • The Stars are shooting 10.7% (seventh in the league).
  • The Stars have yet to shut out an opponent this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Stars have earned 80.0% of the possible points with a 7-2-1 record.
  • They have totaled 37 goals over that time.
  • On the defensive side, the Stars have allowed 28 goals (2.8 per game) in those 10 outings.

Golden Knights Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Eichel has been a big player for Vegas this season, with 66 points in 67 games.
  • Chandler Stephenson is contributing with 65 points (16 goals, 49 assists).
  • Jonathan Quick (16-15-6) has a goals against average of 3.4 on the season, and 952 saves. His .882 save percentage ranks 46th in the league.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • Jason Robertson has recorded 46 goals (0.6 per game) and put up 63 assists (0.8 per game), taking 3.8 shots per game and shooting 14.7%. That makes him among the leaders for Dallas with 109 total points (1.3 per game).
  • Jamie Benn is a key contributor for Dallas, with 78 total points this season. He has netted 33 goals and provided 45 assists in 82 games.
  • Jake Oettinger has a 37-11-11 record this season, with a .919 save percentage (sixth-best in the league). In 62 games, he has 1632 saves, and has allowed 144 goals (2.4 goals against average).

Golden Knights vs. Stars Injuries

  • Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: Out (Hip), Laurent Brossoit: Out (Lower Body), Nolan Patrick: Out (Upper Body), Logan Thompson: Out (Lower Body)
  • Stars: Jani Hakanpaa: Out (Lower Body)

Golden Knights vs. Stars Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Stars (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Golden Knights 4 – Stars 3

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