Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/27/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Game: Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023

Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV


Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+115) Golden Knights (-135)

T-Mobile Arena is the site where the Vegas Golden Knights will play the Dallas Stars on Saturday in Game 5 of their series. Vegas leads 3-1. The odds on this game have the Stars at +115 while the Golden Knights are sitting at -135. The total has been set at 6.

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The Dallas Stars were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 4. Dallas accounted for 2 minutes in the box for this game. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries and were able to notch 2 goals. The Stars had a middle of the road offensive performance in this win. In the game, they netted 3 of the 42 shots they put on net.

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When at even strength, the Stars have allowed 175 goals while getting 217 themselves. Dallas Stars opponents have totaled 242 power play opportunities (20th in professional hockey) and have earned 40 goals in those attempts. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have earned 281 goals (7th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have given up 215. Dallas has attempted 2,617 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. For the season, they have earned 108 points and their points percentage is .659. The Stars have had 2,452 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Dallas is sitting with 256 power play opportunities and they have tallied 64 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 25.00%.

The man protecting the net in this game is Jake Oettinger. Opponents have scored 321 goals against Oettinger in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.42. Oettinger has taken the ice for 139 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .916 for his 7,957 minutes played. He has accumulated an overall record of 78-34-19 and got the start in 131 games. During his career on the ice, Oettinger has accounted for 78 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .595. Oettinger has had 3,817 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,496 saves.

In Game 4, the Golden Knights recorded 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this one but were not able to net one.

The Golden Knights have earned 225 goals at even strength and 42 goals (25th in the NHL) while on the power play. Vegas has taken 2,587 shots (15th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.32%, while allowing the opposition 2,533 shots. On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched a total of 267 goals, 111 points, and a points percentage of .677. They have allowed 225 goals to be scored by way of 181 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 207 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.29%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.44% on the other teams 195 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.1%.

On the other side of the ice you will find Adin Hill defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has yielded 242 goals in total. Hill’s quality start percentage sits at 53.4% and he has made 47 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 88 games and has racked up 5,451 mins. Hill has accumulated a career mark of 45-39-6 and has been in goal for 101 games. He has gathered 2,451 saves out of 2,693 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .910.

Who will win tonight’s NHL game against the spread or moneyline?

Tony’s Pick: Take Dallas (+115)

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