Stars vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 6 (Can Dallas' Star Players Put Away Seattle?)

Stars vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 6 (Can Dallas' Star Players Put Away Seattle?)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Saturday, May 13 as the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars are set to play Game 6 of their second-round series.

Stars vs Kraken Game 6 Info

  • Series: DAL leads 3-2
  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, Washington
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Stars hardly broke a sweat against the Kraken for the second consecutive game, taking Game 5 with a 5-2 final score. Dallas got production from some of its top players as Roope Hintz scored twice while Jason Robertson finished with a trio of assists. Jake Oettinger was a brick wall once again between the pipes, making 29 saves on 31 shots.

Stars vs Kraken Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (-152) | SEA: (+126)
  • Spread: DAL: -1.5 (+160) | SEA: +1.5 (-194)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-134) | Under: (+110)

The Stars enter this contest as road favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the Over being favored at -134 odds.

Stars vs Kraken Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 6-3 straight up (SU) in its last nine games against Seattle.
  • Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last six home games.
  • The total has hit the over in seven of Dallas' last nine road games.
  • The total has hit the over in each of Seattle's last eight games against Dallas.

Stars vs Kraken Prediction & Pick

Momentum is fully in the Stars' favor now that they've won three of the last four matchups in this series. Following the Game 3 blowout loss, Dallas has since outscored Seattle 11-5 over the last two games. Needless to say, things aren't looking good for the Kraken even if they have the home-ice advantage Saturday night.

The Stars just have too many offensive weapons — Hintz, Robertson, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, etc. — for the Kraken to handle. It doesn't help that goaltender Philipp Grubauer has finished with a save percentage of .800 or worse in each of the last two contests. While Dallas' Oettinger hasn't been perfect this series, he's coming off a .935 SV% in Game 4.

The Kraken are also only 2-3 SU at Climate Pledge Arena in the playoffs, so it isn't like home ice will give them a huge boost. Besides, the Stars are 28-18 SU on the road this season and have won three of their previous four visits to Seattle.

With a chance to advance to the Western Conference Finals with a victory, look for the Stars to put away the inexperienced Kraken.

Final Score Prediction: Stars: 5 | Kraken: 3

Stars vs Kraken Best Bet

Riding the hot hand, I like the idea of the Stars covering the 1.5-goal spread as the best bet. All three of their victories in this series have come by a multi-goal margin, beating the Kraken by exactly three goals in both of the last two matchups. That's a result of how poor Seattle's goaltending has been.

The Kraken just don't have the offensive skill to keep up with the talent-rich Stars. As long as Oettinger plays well and the offense doesn't dry up, Dallas won't have a problem beating Seattle by at least two goals.

Bet: Stars -1.5 (+160)

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