3 Best Prop Bets for Kraken vs Stars Game 1 on May 2 (Philipp Grubauer Makes Life Tough for Dallas)

Best Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars prop bets for Game 1 on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
Best Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars prop bets for Game 1 on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. / AP Photos/Lindsey Wasson

Tuesday's NHL Playoffs slate includes a thrilling Game 1 showdown between the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars. The Stars emerged victorious in two of their three regular season meetings against the Kraken, but these two squads have never met head-to-head in the postseason before.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Kraken-Stars Game 1, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Kraken vs Stars Game 1 Player Props

1. Philipp Grubauer - To Record 28+ Saves (-115)

Philipp Grubauer was nothing short of sensational in the first round of the NHL Playoffs as he posted a .926 save percentage and allowed an average of 2.44 goals per game against one of the best offensive attacks in the NHL (Avalanche). He ended up averaging 30.6 saves per game and cashed the over on this prop bet in five of the seven contests. Dallas has tallied 24 power play opportunities in the playoffs so far, which ranks second among the eight teams remaining in reach of the Stanley Cup. Grubauer is going to be tested all night long and has proven he has what it takes to succeed, even when playing in a tough road environment.

2. Max Domi - Points: Under 0.5 (-166)

There's no denying that Max Domi stepped up when the Stars needed him most as he tallied 3 points (1 goal & 2 assists) in the final two games of a first-round series win over the Wild. However, Domi had been held to a total of just 1 point across 11 games prior to his Game 5 & 6 performances. He is playing on a Stars roster stacked with talented playmakers, leaving him overshadowed on the offensive end of the ice. Keep in mind Domi was held without a point in two of his three regular-season games against Seattle, too.

3. Joe Pavelski Any Time Goal Scorer (+240)

It's important to note right off the bat that Joe Pavelski is considered a game-time decision as he continues to work his way back from a concussion. If the 38-year-old can give it a go, he's worth backing to score a goal given the large payout that comes with a win. Pavelski scored in 10 of his final 13 regular season games played for the Stars and draws a fantastic matchup against the Kraken here. In six career games against Seattle, Pavelski has scored 5 goals spread across four of those showdowns. That includes 1 goal in all three head-to-head matchups this season.

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