Stars vs. Golden Knights Game 6 Prediction: Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 03, 2024

The Dallas Stars have the Vegas Golden Knights on the cusp of elimination when they meet for Game 6 in the Sin City Friday night.

Dallas
52-21-7-2
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May 03, 2024, 10:00 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Vegas
45-29-6-2
Puckline -1.5 +220
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +5.5

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Puckline +1.5 -275
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +5.5

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Dallas has rattled off three straight wins to take their first series lead, but they’re not out of the woods yet as eliminating the defending champion Golden Knights will be easier said than done. 

Vegas has been unable to go over two goals in any of their three losses this series. Ironically one big change the Golden Knights made before last game’s loss was a goaltending switch to Adin Hill but in the end discipline cost Vegas and Dallas buried two power-play goals in the 3-2 victory.

Puck drop for Game 6 at  T-Mobile Arena goes at 10 p.m. EDT with the Stars -115 to close out the series and the over-under at 5.5 on the NHL odds.   

Stars vs. Golden Knights NHL Playoff Betting Odds

A Vegas Golden Knights comeback series win is at +350 — and this about a week after they were -450 to upset Dallas. The value play has been the best play all series, along with the first-period over but full game under. Four out of five times this series has gone over in the first period, including another four-goal opening frame in Game 5 (Game 1’s first period had five goals). The 3-2 result in Game 5 made it three of five for the full game under in this series, and the third straight game Vegas has scored exactly two goals.

Dallas is 2-0 on the road this series and 10-1 in their last 11 road games overall. The Golden Knights have champion pedigree but are facing a situation they didn’t have to overcome in last year’s Cup run: elimination.

Dallas Stars

Wyatt Johnston remains on a tear for the Stars; the 20-year-old recorded another two assists in the Game 5 win and is up to a team-high six points in the series. Johnston’s tied with Jason Robertson for the team lead in goals with three. Robertson potted the game-winning goal in Game 5, which coming on the man advantage after an undiscipline Golden Knights penalty. Evgenii Dadonov found the back of the net in Game 5 too and has goals in two straight games.

And when the Stars get a lead going in the final period consider the win signed, sealed, and delivered with Jake Oettinger in net. Oettinger turned away 11 Vegas shots in the third period of Game 5 and now has 55 saves on 55 shots of the third periods or overtimes in this series.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights forward lines tell you everything you need to know about their panic level. The offensive imbalance among the lines was a predictable downfall for Vegas and the problem is growing. So prior to Game 5 Vegas broke up top line of Jack Eichel, Jonathan Marchessault, and Ivan Barbashev with Tomas Hertl taking Barbashev’s spot. Barbashev got demoted to the fourth line but had the primary assist on a William Carrier goal in Game 5. 

Outside of Carrier’s marker, Vegas didn’t score five-on-five in Game 5 and still have five forwards without a point this series. Shea Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo also remain pointless on defence. Game 6 is when these quiet Golden Knights need to bring it, or else it’s curtains.

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