Golden Knights vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Dallas Gets Back on Track at Home)

Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 3.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 3. / AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Tuesday, May 23 as the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights are set to play Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

Golden Knights vs Stars Game 3 Info

  • Series: VGK leads 2-0
  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • Coverage: ESPN, ESPN+

The Golden Knights head to the Lone Star State with a 2-0 series lead following Sunday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Stars. Jonathan Marchessault tied the game for Vegas with less than three minutes remaining in the third before Chandler Stephenson scored 72 seconds into the extra frame to win the matchup for his club.

Golden Knights vs Stars Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: VGK: (+118) | DAL: (-142)
  • Spread: VGK: +1.5 (-210) | DAL: -1.5 (+172)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Stars enter this contest as home favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with both sides available at -110 odds.

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Golden Knights vs Stars Betting Trends

  • Vegas is 4-1 straight up (SU) in its last five road games.
  • Dallas is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games as the favorite.
  • The total has hit the Under in each of Vegas' last six road games against Dallas.
  • The total has hit the Over in seven of Dallas' last nine games.

Golden Knights vs Stars Prediction & Pick

Although being down 0-2 isn't positive, the Stars aren't in trouble just yet. It's not like they've been playing poorly, proven by both losses coming by one goal each. Fortunately, a return home could be what the doctor ordered. Dallas is an impressive 5-1 SU in its last six home games, outscoring those opponents 26-13 while going 6-of-20 (30.0%) on the power play.

On top of that, the Golden Knights have dropped four of their last five trips to the American Airlines Center. Vegas' offense was near-invisible in those contests, only averaging 1.8 goals while scoring more than two just once.

It's going to be hard for the Golden Knights to reverse those offensive misfortunes. While he's struggled in this series, Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger is 8-2 SU with a 1.66 goals-against average, .939 save percentage, and two shutouts in his last 10 home games.

With as close as this series has been, I'm taking the Stars to get some revenge Tuesday night.

Final Score Prediction: Stars: 4 | Golden Knights: 2

Golden Knights vs Stars Best Bet

The Golden Knights are a talent-rich team, but I don't see them finding much offensive success in Game 3. Again, they've struggled to score more than two goals at American Airlines Center, and with the way Oettinger has been playing at home, it won't be shocking if he's a brick wall once more.

The Stars are due for a strong shutdown performance, which is why the best bet for this game is to take the Under on the Golden Knights' 2.5-goal total.

Bet: Golden Knights — Under 2.5 Goals (-106)

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