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Stars vs Golden Knights Game 2 Odds, Starting Goalies & Picks (May 21)

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated May 20, 2023 · 4:45 PM PDT

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill stops a shot by Dallas Stars right wing Evgenii Dadonov
May 19, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill (33) stops a shot by Dallas Stars right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) during the third period in game one of the Western Conference Finals of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Golden Knights are -125 home favorites in Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals series against the Stars Sunday (May 21st) at 3:00pm ET
  • Dallas won all three meetings versus Vegas during the regular season but Vegas took Game 1 in overtime.
  • Keep reading for the complete Stars vs Golden Knights odds, plus best bets

The Dallas Stars survived a scare in their second-round series, as the Seattle Kraken took them to the brink in seven hard-fought battles. The Stars were able to emerge victorious to punch their second Conference Final in the last four years. The last time they were in this round, they defeated the Knights in five games, before bowing out in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Golden Knights dispatched of two Canadian squads en route to the final four. They fairly easily dispatched of Winnipeg in the first round, then outlasted a strong Oilers team in six games in round two.

Vegas begins this series as -135 favorites to make their second Stanley Cup Final in six seasons of existence. Dallas are the underdogs at +115. Read on for Stars vs Golden Knights analysis.

Stars vs Golden Knights Game 2 Odds

Game Time (ET) Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Sunday, May 21st Dallas Stars +1.5 (-260) O 5.5 (-110) +105
3:00 pm Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (-210) U 5.5 (+110) -125

Vegas is the top choice in the Stanley Cup odds at +170, while Dallas is the fourth selection at +450. The Golden Knights are the -125 favorites in this contest that features a total of 5.5 goals.

Puck drop is set for 3:00pm ET at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with ABC broadcasting the game in the States and Rogers Sportsnet and CBC covering it in Canada.



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Dallas Stars Betting Analysis

The Dallas Stars are led by their top line of Roope Hintz, Jason Robertson, and Joe Pavelski. Robertson found the back of the net in Game 1 along with Hintz, but it was not quite enough to defeat Vegas. Normally, three goals would be enough, but the Golden Knights did something that other teams have against Dallas early in series. They got their defensemen moving, particularly their bottom pairs. It put Jake Oettinger in some tough situations.

Jake Oettinger is an excellent goaltender for the Stars, though he only had a .892 save percentage in Game 1. Arguably, Adin Hill outplayed Oettinger, especially in high-danger situations. That has been the looming concern all playoffs. Yes, Oettinger responds extremely well after losses with 24 wins this season in that scenario.

Dallas has now seen the “over” connect in six of their previous seven games and allowed 3+ goals in five of their past eight contests. The Stars have lost every Game 1 this postseason and all in overtime.

Vegas Golden Knights Betting Analysis

Vegas features a “Sin City” type of offense, with 42 goals in their nine victories (4.67), and just one goal in each of their three losses. They’re paced by Jack Eichel, who leads the team with 14 points, ahead of Mark Stone’s thirteen. This remarkably is Vegas’ fourth Conference Finals appearance in six seasons. Not surprisingly in Game 1, William Karlsson, an original Misfit, scored the first two goals for the Golden Knights.

Vegas has been led admirably in net by Adin Hill. He stopped 33 of 36 shots in the opening game. Some believe he may regress to the mean but what if he does not? Vegas the last two conference final appearances ran into the hot goaltender. What if it’s the other way around this time?

The Golden Knights were stronger on special teams in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. Vegas held Dallas to no power-play goals and the Golden Knights generated some nice chances on their man advantage. Even though it did not lead to goals, they stayed even and that matters.

Vegas knows that Dallas will bounce back and their depth and special teams will be especially tested on Sunday afternoon.

Vegas vs Dallas Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
5/19/2023 VGK 4 – DAL 3 (OT) – Game 1 VGK DAL Over
4/8/2023 DAL 2 – VGK 1 (SO) DAL VGK Under
2/25/2023 VGK 2 – DAL 3 (SO) DAL DAL Under
1/16/2023 VGK 0 – DAL 4 DAL DAL Under
4/26/2022 DAL 3 – VGK 2 (SO) DAL VGK Under

Vegas is facing a different, more dynamic Dallas team than they did during the regular season. The same can be said with Dallas. Vegas had 11 of the 16 high-danger scoring chances at even strength on Friday.

Stars vs Golden Knights Pick & Prediction

Bettors believe that Vegas will win Game 2, with a solid 78% of moneyline bets placed on them thus far. Our model has this Stars vs Golden Knights game going the way of Dallas, 3.41-3.17.

With the Stars down in a series once again, naturally, the Game 2 outcome almost feels inevitable, right? Do not be surprised if the Dallas power play rises up on Sunday from Vegas. The Dallas moneyline is a solid play along with the Over 5.5 goals (-110).

Picks: Dallas Stars Moneyline (+105), Over 5.5 Goals (-110)


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