Kraken vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Goal-Scoring Doesn't Let Up in Dallas)
The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday, May 11 as the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars are set to play Game 5 of their second-round series.
Kraken vs Stars Game 5 Info
- Series: Series tied 2-2
- Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
- Coverage: TNT
The two sides have been alternating wins this series, resulting in a 6-3 blowout win for the Stars in Game 4. Dallas opened the scoring with 4 consecutive goals, which proved to be too much for Seattle. Veteran forward Max Domi led the way for Pete DeBoer's club with a pair of goals and an assist.
Kraken vs Stars Odds & Spread
- All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: SEA: (+164) | DAL: (-200)
- Spread: SEA: +1.5 (-156) | DAL: -1.5 (+130)
- Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-134) | Under: (+110)
The Stars enter this contest as home favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the Over being favored at -134 odds.
Kraken vs Stars Betting Trends
- Seattle is 2-4 straight up (SU) in its last six games played on Thursday.
- Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last nine home games.
- The total has hit the Over in four of Seattle's last six games.
- The total has hit the Over in each of Dallas' last seven games against Seattle.
Kraken vs Stars Prediction & Pick
The Kraken didn't look like a team worthy of being in the second round in Game 4. For starters, they only mustered 19 shots on goal and couldn't capitalize on the 21 takeaways they had. While Seattle did win the hits battle (41-24), the wide margin shows that it was Dallas that held the puck more often.
Now the Stars return to American Airlines Center, where they're 7-2 SU in their last nine outings. Although the Kraken were victorious in the Lone Star State in Game 1, they're harder to trust with a 23-33 SU record as underdogs this season. It's also harder to get back on track when Seattle goaltender Philipp Grubauer has played to an .875 save percentage through four games.
At the end of the day, I like the Stars' chances of taking the 3-2 series lead. They beat the Kraken 4-2 in the last meeting in Dallas, outshooting the former by 10 while winning 24 more faceoff draws. Seattle's lack of postseason experience was bound to catch up to it eventually, and that time has arrived.
Back the Stars to stand tall at home.
Final Score Prediction: Stars: 4 | Kraken: 3
Kraken vs Stars Best Bet
With limited betting markets at the time of writing, I'll take the Over on the 5.5-goal total once again. The Stars and Kraken have already scored a combined 33 goals so far, going Over the Game 5 projection in each meeting. The Over is now a perfect 7-0 in the past seven Dallas-Seattle showdowns.
With at least one side scoring 4+ goals in all four meetings thus far, there's a good chance that even more offense is on the way Thursday night.
Bet: Over 5.5 Total Goals (-134)
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