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NHL Betting Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 5/1/2024

Vegas Golden Knights (45-29-8) vs. Dallas Stars (52-21-9)

As the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars prepare for a pivotal Game 5 on May 1, 2024, at the American Airlines Center, the stakes couldn’t be higher in this first-round NHL Playoff clash. The Golden Knights lead the series 2-1 and look to extend their advantage on the road. With both teams boasting impressive regular season records, this matchup is a hot ticket on the best sportsbooks, promising intense action as the playoffs progress.

The Golden Knight have made a name for themselves by scoring goals, and it is led by some spectacular performances from Jonathan Marchessault, Jack Eichel, and William Karlsson. Marchessault ( 42 goals, 69 points) leads the team attack, and he is well supported by Eichel’s ability to set up plays (37 assists) Karlsson has 30 goals and is also solid defensively (+15). Such offensive power will become a litmus test for the Stars’ defense whose performance against spread has been mediocre, expressing the game results.

On the other hand, the Dallas Stars gain solid momentum from the duo of Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski to anchor their attack. The captain of the squad – Robertson – contributes 80 points from 29 goals and 51 assists, which illustrates his vital contribution to the Stars’ hockey playmaking. Pavelski brings in his experienced leadership and scoring ability having scored 67 points in the previous season. The Stars’ offensive depth, which includes Roope Hintz who scored 65 total points this season, is a major issue for the Golden Knights’ defense. This will force them to find a way to stop these key players which will allow them to keep the lead in the series.


Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars Game Info

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET 
Where: American Airlines Center
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Logan Thompson vs. Goaltender Jake Oettinger

In 46 games this season, Logan Thompson has been solid for Vegas with a save percentage of .908. His capacity to provide timely saves will be tested and to pile up against the Rangers’ leading snipers like Robertson and Hintz. Thompson’s performance in this series is most likely the deciding factor of who goes to the finals among the two teams.

Jake Oettinger of the Stars makes the same starts and a .905 save percentage over 54 games. The Golden Knights offense has multiple weapons, so his resilience will be very important. If the game becomes tighter then, Oettinger’s skill in shootouts may prove decisive.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

The betting odds and lines for this game are still to be determined, but the trends suggest a closely contested match. Depending on the final moneyline, the Stars may find themselves slight favorites at home, despite their recent struggles against the spread.


Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends

The Golden Knights have fared well on the road when the spread is taken into consideration, which can be seen in their 2-0 record in the recent away games. Therefore, their imperviousness to pressure in the most crucial moments is what makes them a really tough rival. The fact that the UNDER was hit several times in their last games may speak in favor of a high-scoring match.


Dallas Stars Betting Trends

As compared to this, the Stars have disappointed badly, with an awful 0-3 record in the last five games when it comes to spread as well as similar performance in road trips. These tendencies, however, indicate weakness on the side of the Stars, which is quite easy to realize given their defensive problems.


Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars 5/1/24 Betting Picks

Considering the current dynamics and recent performances, the Golden Knights appear positioned to take a critical Game 5. Their offensive depth and goaltending have the edge over the Stars, who will need to tighten their defense and capitalize on home-ice advantage.

Given both teams’ propensity for scoring, the OVER on total points might be a promising bet, alongside backing the Golden Knights to cover the spread. For those looking into the latest NHL Playoffs 2024 picks, a prop bet on Marchessault or Robertson to score at any time could offer additional value.


Free Pick and Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights 4, Dallas Stars 3

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