The Western Conference Finals begin Friday night when the Dallas Stars visit the Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas finished second in their division but have advanced through the playoffs and now faces the best regular season team in the West, Vegas. Below is my NHL pick for the Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights.

Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Pick

The Pick: Dallas Stars +111

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Why Bet the Dallas Stars:

✅ Dallas has been impressive this postseason having won 14 of their last 19 games played.

✅ Against Vegas, the Stars have won four of the last five meetings.

✅ It was a different time, but the Stars beat Vegas in all three regular season matchups.

Dallas Stars Struggled in the Second Round

Dallas has made it through two rounds of the playoffs, but they have looked less than convincing in both series so far. The Stars opened this run by coming back from a 2-1 series deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild in six games. It was tougher sledding in the second round when they once again came back from 2-1 down to beat the Seattle Kraken in seven games. There has been a lot of tense hockey played over the past month for the Stars.

Roope Hintz is putting on a show in the playoffs as he leads the Stars with 19 points, nine goals, and 10 assists through 13 games. Evgenii Dadonov is a team high +6 this postseason.

The Vegas Golden Knights Looked Impressive

Vegas was the best Western Conference team during the regular season, but they seem to be flying under the radar during this postseason. The Golden Knights opened the playoffs by losing game one but went ahead and steamrolled the next four games to easily beat the Winnipeg Jets. It was on to the Edmonton Oilers in the second round where the Golden Knights won the final two games to win the series in six games. An impressive showing by Vegas.

Jack Eichel is having a nice playoff run as he leads Vegas with 14 points, six goals, and eight assists in 11 games. Jonathan Marchessault has a team high +9 this postseason.