Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks - Game 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs [2024]

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks - Game 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs [2024]

NHL action continues on Thursday at 8:30PM ET as the Edmonton Oilers square off with the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of the 2022 Western Conference Final at American Airlines Center.

Dimers.com's comprehensive preview of Thursday's Oilers vs. Stars matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Oilers vs. Stars Prediction: Who Will Win

We have used innovative machine learning and data analysis to simulate the result of Thursday's NHL Playoffs matchup between the Oilers and Stars 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our famous predictive analytics model gives the Stars a 53% chance of defeating the Oilers in Game 1 of the 2024 Western Conference Finals.

According to our model, the over/under total of 5.5 goals also has a 58% chance of going over.

The winner of the NHL Western Conference Final will progress to the Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series between the Oilers and Stars is at Dallas' American Airlines Center.

Oilers vs. Stars Game 1 Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Oilers Stars
Moneyline +110 -130
Total o5.5 (-130) u5.5 (+106)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Oilers vs. Stars Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, paired with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Oilers vs. Stars. Our NHL best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Oilers vs. Stars Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Oilers vs. Stars?

According to our model, Edmonton's Connor McDavid is most likely to score the first goal in Oilers vs. Stars.

Our projections give McDavid a 7.7% chance of scoring the first goal at American Airlines Center, while the Oilers star is a 39.9% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player First Goal Probability
Connor McDavid 7.7%
Leon Draisaitl 7.4%
Zach Hyman 5.9%
Evander Kane 4.5%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 3.6%

Dallas Stars

Player First Goal Probability
Jason Robertson 7.5%
Wyatt Johnston 6.9%
Jamie Benn 5.2%
Matt Duchene 4.4%
Tyler Seguin 4.3%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Connor McDavid 39.9%
Leon Draisaitl 36.9%
Zach Hyman 31.9%
Evander Kane 26.9%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 22.4%

Dallas Stars

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Jason Robertson 40.3%
Wyatt Johnston 38.2%
Tyler Seguin 25.9%
Jamie Benn 24.8%
Mason Marchment 24.3%

Oilers vs. Stars Game Information

Thursday's game between the Stars and Oilers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to begin at 8:30PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Oilers vs. Stars includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.


We predict the Stars, with a 53% win probability, will likely beat the Oilers on Thursday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Oilers vs. Stars insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are sourced from current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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