Stars vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Offense Leads the Way in a Dallas Victory)

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 3.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 3. / AP Photos/Tony Gutierrez

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Sunday, May 7 with Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken.

Stars vs Kraken Game Info

  • Dallas Stars (47-21-14) vs. Seattle Kraken (46-28-8)
  • Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, Washington
  • Coverage: TBS

Following a Kraken overtime victory in Game 1 of this series, the Stars stormed back to earn a 4-2 win at home in Game 2 to even the series before it heads to Seattle. Wyatt Johnston and Tyler Seguin led the effort as they each tallied 1 goal & 1 assist. Which team will earn a crucial series lead on Sunday?

Stars vs Kraken Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (-146) | SEA: (+122)
  • Spread: DAL: -1.5 (+168) | SEA: +1.5 (-205)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+102) | Under: (-124)

The Stars enter this contest as road 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 -124 odds.

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Stars (-142) Kraken (+116) 5.5 Stars (-1.5)

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Stars vs Kraken Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 7-2 straight up in its last nine away games.
  • The total has hit the over in each of Dallas' last five games against Seattle.
  • Seattle is 7-1 straight up in its last eight games played on a Sunday.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Seattle's last nine home games.

Stars vs Kraken Prediction & Pick

Talk about making the right adjustments. The Stars came out firing in Game 2 as they outshot the Kraken 37-27 and won 44 of the 64 faceoffs. Seattle had no chance at keeping up with the offensive pace, especially since goalie Jake Oettinger was reliably blocking one shot after another for Dallas.

It's worth noting winning in Seattle may not be as tough as it seems for Dallas. The Kraken posted a pedestrian 20-17-4 home record during the regular season before losing two of three home games to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. They remain a team that thrives in hostile environments.

On the other side, the Stars posted a 25-11-5 road record during the regular season and won two of three away games against the Minnesota Wild in the first round. The Stars' offense is humming as it has scored 4 goals in each of its last four games. I'm not fading that level of success on Sunday.

Final Score Prediction: Stars: 4 | Kraken: 2

Stars vs Kraken Best Bet

As noted above, the Stars have been menacing on the offensive end of the ice during this playoff run. Dallas has logged at least 3 goals in six of its eight postseason contests and is facing a Seattle team that has allowed at least 3 goals in five of its nine postseason contests. Veteran Joe Pavelski has dominated the Kraken all year with 8 goals in five matchups, so trust him to keep his team motivated.

Bet: Dallas Stars Over 2.5 Goals (-168)

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