Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27) moves to control the puck in front of Dallas Stars left wing Michael Raffl (18) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
- The Dallas Stars host the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, April 26th
- The Knights are listed as +100 underdogs in the Tuesday NHL odds
- Read below for Golden Knights vs Stars odds, picks and prediction
The Golden Knights (42-31-6) will try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they face the Dallas Stars (44-30-5) on Tuesday, April 26th. Vegas trails Dallas by three points in the NHL standings. Puck drop is 8:30pm ET at American Airlines Center.
The Knights are listed as +100 road underdogs in the Tuesday NHL odds. The total is set at 5.5 with oddsmakers projecting a low-scoring affair.
Let’s take a look at the Golden Knights vs Stars odds and find the NHL best bet.
Golden Knights vs Stars Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Tuesday, Apr. 26||Vegas Golden Knights||+1.5 (-250)||O 5.5 (-117)||+100|
|8:30PM ET||Dallas Stars||-1.5 (+200)||U 5.5 (-105)||-120|
Odds as of April 25th at Barstool Sportsbook
The Stars are listed at +200 odds on the puckline, while the Golden Knights are -250 to keep the game within two goals. Dallas’ -120 moneyline price means they have 52% implied probability to win.
The Knights and Stars are both battling for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Dallas holds a three-point lead over Vegas with three games remaining. The Stars have 87% odds to make the playoffs, while Vegas has only 15.3% odds to make the postseason.
Stars Favored in Tuesday NHL Odds
The Stars are favored to beat the Golden Knights at home in the Tuesday NHL odds. Dallas occupies the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference with 93 points. The Stars can clinch a playoff spot with with a regulation victory over the Vegas.
Dallas has only managed one win in their past four games entering Tuesday’s action. Typically known for strong defense, the Stars have given up 18 goals against during this stretch. They did, however, earn a solid 3-2 win over Seattle in their most recent contest Saturday.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) April 24, 2022
Dallas has been carried offensively by their top line of Roope Hintz, Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson, who have accounted for 43% of the team’s total goal production. Hintz scored twice in the team’s recent win over the Kraken.
The Stars are expected to turn in goal to Jake Oettinger, who is 28-15-1 with a .914 save percentage and 2.56 GAA. Oettinger stopped 28 of 30 shots in his last start and could be the key to Dallas clinching a playoff spot Tuesday.
Knights Betting Analysis & Playoff Odds
The Knights are listed as +100 moneyline underdogs in the Tuesday NHL odds as they try to keep their playoff hopes alive. Vegas was a preseason favorite in the 2022 Stanley Cup odds, but they no longer control their own destiny in the playoff race.
Vegas suffered a crushing 4-3 shootout loss to San Jose on Sunday, drastically decreasing their playoff chances. The Golden Knights currently occupy ninth-place in the Western Conference with 90 points. Vegas needs at least a point Tuesday to keep their playoff dreams alive.
To make the playoffs I believe the Golden Knights will need to win out, and have Dallas lose one of their last two games as well.
The Stars last two opponents are Arizona and Anaheim.
— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) April 25, 2022
Vegas has managed only win win in their past four games entering Tuesday. Some of their struggles can be attributed to injury, as the Knights have been without several key players. The latest injury development is Robin Lehner, who will be undergoing season-ending surgery.
Lehner’s injury confirms that 25-year-old netminder Logan Thompson will get the start in net versus Dallas. The Alberta native has appeared in 16 games for Vegas this season, posting a 9-5-1 record with a .917 save percentage and 2.64 GAA.
Golden Knights vs Stars Pick & Prediction
Vegas can still make the NHL Playoffs, but they need to beat Dallas at American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The Knights have a 20-16-2 road record, while the Stars own a 25-10-3 home record. VGK narrowly won the first two meetings versus Dallas this season.
Golden Knights vs Stars Recent Results
|12/08/2021||VGK 5 – DAL 4||VGK||DAL||Over|
|10/27/2021||DAL 2 – VGK 3 OT||VGK||VGK||Under|
|09/14/2020||VGK 2 – DAL 3 OT||DAL||DAL||Push|
|09/12/2020||DAL 2 – VGK 1||DAL||DAL||Under|
|09/10/2020||DAL 3 – VGK 2 OT||DAL||DAL||Under|
When making a pick for Knights vs Stars, rest advantage is something that needs to be taken into consideration. Dallas has been resting at home since Saturday, while Vegas played Sunday and are embarking on a three-game road trip.
Vegas’ struggles as a road underdog is one of the betting trends to note for Tuesday:
- Golden Knights are 1-6 in their last 7 games as a road underdog
- Stars are 23-9 in their last 32 games as a home favorite
- Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest
Dallas’ rest advantage and strong play on home ice makes them the right side in the Tuesday NHL odds. Vegas will be desperate, but the Stars have the goaltending and top-line offense to get the victory and punch their ticket to the postseason in the process.
Pick: Stars ML (-120)
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