Stars vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Seattle Keeps Thriving in Underdog Role)
By Larry Rupp
The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Tuesday, May 9 with Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken.
Stars vs Kraken Game 4 Info
- Series: SEA Leads 2-1
- Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
- Time: 9:30 PM ET
- Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, Washington
- Coverage: ESPN
The Kraken continue to prove to fans across the country why they should not be underestimated. They dominated on Sunday in what was a 7-2 Game 3 win and now hold a 2-1 series edge over the Stars. Seattle has now had 16 different players tally at least one goal across its 10 playoff games.
Stars vs Kraken Odds & Spread
- All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: DAL: (-140) | SEA: (+116)
- Spread: DAL: -1.5 (+176) | SEA: +1.5 (-215)
- Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-122) | Under: (+100)
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 over being favored at -122 odds.
|Stars (-138)||Kraken (+115)||6.5||Stars (-1.5)|
Stars vs Kraken Betting Trends
- Dallas is 2-5 straight up in its last seven games in May.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of Dallas' last 16 away games.
- Seattle is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games on a Tuesday.
- The total has hit the over in each of Seattle's last six games against Dallas.
Stars vs Kraken Prediction & Pick
It's certainly been a mixed series for Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger. The 24-year-old gave up 5 goals in a Game 1 overtime loss before he kept the Kraken in check during a 4-2 Game 2 victory. His struggles returned in Game 3, though, as he was eventually taken out in favor of Scott Wedgewood.
That leaves the Stars in a vulnerable position considering Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer has allowed an average of just 2.70 goals per game in the postseason. Seattle saw 12 players notch at least 1 point in Game 3, which goes to show that it is a squad built on depth and steady teamwork.
The Stars have their backs against the walls in Game 4, but I'm still going to back the Kraken. Climate Pledge Arena has been rocking for every game this year and the crowd has helped Seattle win six of its last 10 home games overall. It has also won 10 of its last 14 games against a Central Division foe.
Final Score Prediction: Stars: 3 | Kraken: 4
Stars vs Kraken Best Bet
The Kraken's offense has been firing on all cylinders so far this series as it is putting up an average of 4.67 goals in the first three games. Seattle has scored at least three goals in two of those three contests as well as in six of its last eight home games overall. As mentioned above, Oettinger hasn't exactly been at the top of his game. Dallas has allowed three or more goals in five of its nine playoff games.
Bet: Seattle Kraken Over 2.5 Goals (-130)
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