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The Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars will duel it out for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals tonight. Which team will get the early lead in the series? Matt McCuen explains his Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars prediction for Game 1.
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds for Game 1

The Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars will duel from the Lone Star state on Thursday night.

Tonight will be the first game of the Western Conference Finals.

Let's look at how both teams got to the Conference Finals.

Oilers vs. Stars Game 1 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: May 23, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

Oilers vs. Stars Game 1 Odds

  • Spread: Oilers +1 (-166), Stars -1 (+155)
  • Total Odds: O 6 (-110), U 6 (-109)
  • Moneyline Odds: Oilers (+115), Stars (-128)

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 1 Prediction

Edmonton opened the postseason with a 4-1 series win over the Los Angeles Kings.

The second round was much more challenging for the Oilers.

Edmonton had to go on the road and take down a tough Vancouver Canucks team.

The Oilers fell behind early in the series and found themselves down 3-2 with their backs against the wall.

Edmonton came back to win game six on their home ice.

The Oilers went on the road and dominated the game for the first two periods.

The Canucks pulled back within a goal with less than five minutes to go, but the Oilers found a way to hold on and win 3-2.

Dallas had a tough drawl.

The Stars opened up facing the defending champion Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Dallas went down 2-0 early in the series, returning to Vegas.

For some time, it appeared as if the season was over for the Stars.

Dallas came back to win three consecutive games.

The Stars would go on to win the series in seven games.

In round two, the Stars were once again tested, facing the former Champions, the Colorado Avalanche.

The series took the Stars six games to finish as they found their way past the Avs.

Dallas opens as the series favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook (- 125).

Miro Heiskanen leads the team with 13 points in the postseason.

Center Wyatt Johnston has enjoyed a great postseason, leading the team with seven goals.

Left winger Jason Robertson has added three goals and nine assists.

Goalie Jake Oettinger has been outstanding in the playoffs, with a GA/G of 2.09.

Former MVP Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 24 playoff points.

Connor McDavid has been great in the playoffs, with a team-best 19 assists.

Zach Hyman leads the squad with 11 playoff goals.

Stuart Skinner has been up and down, with a 2.87 GA/G in the postseason.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 1 Pick

The Stars match up well with the Oilers and will come out strong in Game 1.

Dallas is the best two-way team in the NHL.

Despite the outstanding offense that the Oilers have, the defense has been an issue for them in the postseason.

Oettinger has been great in the playoffs, and there is nothing better than riding a hot goalie this time of the year.

Let's cash tonight!

Pick: Dallas Stars ML -128 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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