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Stars vs Kraken Game 3 Odds, Spread & Prediction (May 7)

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated May 6, 2023 · 5:01 PM PDT

Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski attempts to redirect the puck past Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer
May 4, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) attempts to redirect the puck past Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) during the second period in game two of the second round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
  • Dallas is currently a -140 moneyline favorite in the Stars vs Kraken odds for Game 3 of their second-round playoff series
  • The Stars are still favorites to win this best-of-seven game series
  • Get the latest Stars vs Kraken Game 3 odds here, plus injury news and same-game parlay picks

The Dallas Stars stumbled in Game 1 in overtime against the Seattle Kraken to open their second-round series. If this feels familiar, the Stars did the same thing in Round 1 versus Minnesota.

Seattle managed to get a split in Dallas, but that was the best the Kraken could do. Dallas went ahead 2-0 early on the strength of Wyatt Johnston. Seattle could not get close enough as Dallas went on to win Game 2 by a score of 4-2.

Online sportsbooks like Dallas as road favorites in Sunday night’s NHL odds, and are a solid series pick.

Stars vs Kraken Game 3 Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Dallas Stars -1.5 (+185) -140 O 5.5 (EVEN)
Seattle Kraken +1.5 (-215) +120 U 5.5 (-120)

The Stars drop in as -195 moneyline favorites, in a contest with a total of 5.5. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30pm ET on Sunday at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA, with TBS providing nationwide coverage. Sportsnet and TVAS provide Canadian coverage.

The Kraken vs Stars series odds are back in Dallas’ corner. Dallas is now -210 after winning Game 2.

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Odds as of May 6 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Stars vs Kraken Early Betting Splits

Naturally, Dallas is still a road favorite despite a split in. The Game 2 win helped. Dallas comes in with a 58.3% win probability and a majority of the betting handle when it comes to NHL betting trends. Bettors believe in Dallas going into Game 2.

As of Saturday evening, 76% of the moneyline bets are backing the Stars, while the over rose to 86%. Expect a few shifts even with models heavily on the Seattle ATS at 92%. Finally, 55% of the betting money is going on Dallas.

Seattle vs Dallas NHL Betting News

For the most part, Dallas remains healthy which is great news. Joe Pavelski added another goal in Game 2. His power-play tally proved to be the game-winning goal.

Andre Burakovsky is out as well as Jared McCann. However, McCann practiced yesterday in a red non-contact jersey. This leads to speculation he may be available come Game 4 or later in the series.

Dallas shortened a little more in the Stanley Cup odds at +550 while Seattle is now +1600.

Stars vs Kraken Analysis

The biggest difference between Games 1 and 2 was how Dallas controlled play in Game 2. Seattle played like a lot of the road teams in Game 1. There was no pressure and few mistakes. Dallas forced the Kraken’s hand on Thursday night.

With Wyatt Johnston and Joe Pavelski leading the way, Dallas would not be denied in tying the series. Dallas had 16 of the 20 high-danger scoring chances in the game with even-strength expected goals at a whopping 3.46-0.87 (80-20 share). Possession may have been more even but Dallas controlled actual opportunities.

If Seattle cannot reverse that on Sunday night, they are in a spot of bother.

Bluntly, the key for Seattle is forcing turnovers. When they do not do that so well, Dallas controls play. After that, Dallas starts to roll its lines. Seattle cannot quite match that speed and depth. The snowball rolled and by the time Seattle catches up, it’s too late. That is what happened in March in Seattle.

So, can Seattle finally win a home game against Dallas?

Kraken vs Stars 2022-23 H2H Results

Date Away Team Home Team Result
May 4, 2023 Seattle Dallas DAL, 4-2 – Game 2
May 2, 2023 Seattle Dallas SEA, 5-4 (OT) – Game 1
Mar. 21, 2023 Seattle Dallas SEA, 5-4 (OT)
Mar. 13, 2023 Dallas Seattle DAL, 5-2
Mar. 11, 2023 Dallas Seattle DAL, 4-3 (OT)

Seattle still does not have the pressure. Dallas is the expected favorite.

Stars vs Kraken Prediction

The playoff series has been interesting, to say the least. Fortunately, this may be a series with a long shelf life. Consistently, Dallas showed it can score goals against Seattle (13 in the regular season and eight more in the postseason). Can Seattle stem the tide enough to let its offense find the flow again?

Philipp Grubauer must play better in goal but the Seattle defense in front of him must too. Some believe Seattle is capable of bouncing back in Game 3.

Kraken vs Stars Game 3 Same-Game Parlay

Pick Odds
Over 5.5 Goals EVEN
Seattle Moneyline +120
Same-Game Parlay Odds +340

Finally, if Seattle is going to have a chance in this series, they must find a way to score first and keep home-ice advantage. Expect their best effort of the series on Sunday night versus Dallas.

Pick: Same-Game Parlay (+340)

 

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