Emerging victorious from a tightly contested Game #7 with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Kraken, the Dallas Stars are set to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game #1 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Golden Knights, fresh from securing a decisive 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in the 6th game of their best-of-seven series, will be hosting the matchup. This game, on May 19, 2023, promises to be an exciting Western Conference finals, and tonight's total is set at 5.5, which makes us believe the bookmakers are anticipating a low-scoring affair for Game #1.
The Stars' record for the season stands at 55-40 SU, 49-46-0 ATS, and 44-48-3 O/U, while the Golden Knights have a season record of 59-34 SU, 49-44-0 ATS, and 45-46-2 O/U. In their last ten matches, the Stars have had a 7-3 run SU, while the Golden Knights are 8-2 SU.
Both teams have had similar runs in their last 3, 5, and 7 games. The Stars have won 2 of their last 3 games, while the Golden Knights also have 2 victories in the same span. Over their last 5 matches, the Stars won 3, while the Golden Knights also managed 3 wins. Over the last 7 games, the Stars have 4 wins to their name, with the Golden Knights doing slightly better with 5 wins.
Trends and Statistics
Analyzing the recent trends, when Dallas has played as the road team and underdog, they've shown promising ATS records, especially when coming off a game against a Western Conference opponent or after a 1 goal win. Similarly, Vegas has shown a strong SU record when playing as the home team and favorite, especially after a conference game or coming off a two-game winning streak. However, they have struggled with ATS in the same situations.
The home team has shown slightly more consistency in their recent games, but with the Stars' promising road records, it might be a tighter contest than the odds suggest. The Stars are coming into this game with a +1.5/-251 spread and a +105 moneyline, while the Golden Knights are at -1.5/+216 with a -125 money line. Both teams have a combined Over/Under record of 6-4-0 in their last ten games, aligning with the total set at 5.5 for this game.
Overall, this matchup between the Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights is set to be an engaging one, with both teams looking to continue their winning ways. The puck drops at 20:30 on May 19, 2023.