Kraken vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Seattle Fails to Replicate Game 1 Showing)

Kraken vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Seattle Fails to Replicate Game 1 Showing)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday, May 4 with Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars.

Stars vs Kraken Game Info

  • Dallas Stars (47-21-14) vs. Seattle Kraken (46-28-8)
  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • Coverage: TNT

Game 1 needed overtime to decide a winner and it was Seattle's Yanni Gourde who netted the game-winning goal for the Kraken in a 5-4 victory. The ending overshadowed a brilliant performance from Dallas' Joe Pavelski as the 38-year-old racked up 4 goals. Dallas will now look to avoid an 0-2 hole.

Stars vs Kraken Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (-194) | SEA: (+160)
  • Spread: DAL: -1.5 (+136) | SEA: +1.5 (-164)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+106) | Under: (-130)

The Stars enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This playoff clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the under being favored at -130 odds.

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Stars (-182) Kraken (+150) 5.5 Stars (-1.5)

Stars vs Kraken Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 6-2 straight up in its last eight home games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Dallas' last five games against Seattle.
  • Seattle is 4-2 straight up in its last six games as an underdog.
  • The total has hit the under in nine of Seattle's last 11 games.

Stars vs Kraken Prediction & Pick

Keep in mind the Stars held a 2-1 lead in the first period of Game 1 before giving up 3 goals in the span of under a minute. They were able to mount a comeback that ultimately fell short in overtime. Seattle asserted its physicality as it finished the game with 47 hits, while Dallas only finished with 19.

It provides the Stars with a clear avenue to take when making adjustments for Game 2. They need to avoid taking on the big hits and start landing them instead. Look for veterans like Jake Robertson and Roope Hintz to make that message obvious in the locker room prior to the opening puck drop.

I like the Stars' chances of evening this series considering they had won six of their last seven home games prior to the Game 1 defeat. Seattle's offensive outburst is going to be hard to replicate as well considering Tuesday night was the first time since April 8 that it scored at least 5 goals in a game.

Final Score Prediction: Stars: 3 | Kraken: 2

Stars vs Kraken Best Bet

Game 1 should act as a wake-up call for the Stars and a sign that they shouldn't underestimate the Kraken. Dallas owns a 24-10-11 record inside American Airlines Center this season for a reason and it showed that with a pair of home wins by a 4-goal margin in its first-round series victory. A bounce-back performance from goalie Jake Oettinger should seal the deal in a regulation win.

Bet: 60 Minute Moneyline - Dallas Stars (-130)

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