Kraken vs Stars Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 7 (Dallas Moves on in High-Scoring Showdown)

Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 7.
Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 7. / AP Photos/Lindsey Wasson

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Monday, May 15 as the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars are set to play Game 7 of their second-round series.

Kraken vs Stars Game 7 Info

  • Series: Tied 3-3
  • Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, TX
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Kraken put on quite a show for the home crowd in Game 6 as they emerged victorious by a score of 6-3. Five different Seattle players found the back of the net as Jordan Eberle accounted for 2 goals himself. Philipp Grubauer did what he has to do as well, stopping 20 of Dallas 23 shots on the night.

Kraken vs Stars Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SEA: (+164) | DAL: (-205)
  • Spread: SEA: +1.5 (-150) | DAL: -1.5 (+125)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-144) | Under: (+118)

The Stars enter this contest as home favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the over favored at -144 odds.

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Kraken vs Stars Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 13-6 straight up in its last 19 away games.
  • The total has hit the over in each of Seattle's last six games.
  • Dallas is 13-4 straight up in its last 17 games as a favorite.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Dallas' last five home games.

Kraken vs Stars Prediction & Pick

Seattle had lost three of its last four games before regaining momentum on Saturday night, which goes to show that Game 7 could go either way. Of course, the fact that Dallas is playing on its home ice is a big deal, though. The Stars have posted an impressive 30-10-13 record at home this season.

Jake Oettinger has been much better inside American Airlines Center in this series than he has been when playing on the road, too. The Dallas goaltender has posted a save percentage of at least .926 in two of the three home games and has allowed an average of 3.0 goals per game during that span.

On the other side, Grubauer has given up at least 4 goals in every away game in this series and was simply saved by a powerful Kraken offense in Game 1. His up-and-down tendencies are going to be a disadvantage against an offense featuring pros like Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin.

Final Score Prediction: Stars: 4 | Kraken: 3

Kraken vs Stars Best Bet

Backing the over is a no-brainer at this point, as at least 6 total goals have been scored in every game so far in this series. In fact, the total has hit the over in each of the last nine matchups between the Kraken and Stars, dating back to the regular season. Dallas ranks second among teams left in goals per game in the playoffs (3.75), while Seattle leads all teams left in shots in the postseason (385).

Bet: Over 5.5 Goals (-144)

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