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Stars vs Kraken Series Odds, Spread & Prediction

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in NHL Hockey

Updated May 1, 2023 · 9:12 AM PDT

Dallas Stars goal against Seattle Kraken
Mar 21, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) and left wing Jamie Benn (14) and left wing Jason Robertson (21) and center Roope Hintz (24) celebrate after Benn scores the game tying goal against the Seattle Kraken with 0.7 seconds left in the third period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
  • The upstart Seattle Kraken square off against the Dallas Stars in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs
  • Dallas is heavy favorites in the Stars vs Kraken series odds
  • Read below for Stars vs Kraken series odds, preview & prediction

The Seattle Kraken continue their quest for the Stanley Cup in just their second year of existence. They took the defending champion Colorado Avalanche to 7 games, and wound up victorious as a +155 underdog in the NHL odds. They’re up against a Dallas Stars squad who took care of the Minnesota Wild in 6 games as the series favorite.

Dallas is listed as -190 favorites in the Stars vs Kraken series odds. Dallas won two of three regular-season meetings which took place over a ten-day span in March. Seattle is available as +165 underdogs to beat Dallas.

Let’s analyze the Stars vs Kraken odds, preview the series and offer you our official prediction

Stars vs Kraken Series Odds

Team Moneyline
Seattle Kraken +165
Dallas Stars -190

The Stars -190 moneyline price means they have 65.5% implied probability to beat the Kraken in Round 2. Seattle’s +165 underdog price gives them 37.7% implied probability to win the series.

Considering the Stars are heavily favored to advance, it’s no surprise they also have a much better chance to win it all. Dallas is listed at +550 in the 2023 Stanley Cup odds, while the Kraken are priced at +1300. The series begins Tuesday in Dallas.


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Dallas Favored in Round 2 Series Odds

Dallas is favored to defeat Seattle in Round 2 in the Stars vs Kraken series odds. Peter Deboer’s squad was stingy in round 1 against the Wild, allowing just 2.33 goals per game, which was second-best in the NHL playoffs.

The Stars are led by sterling netminder Jake Oettinger. He was a top-five candidate in the Vezina Trophy odds for a reason, and he displayed that in the postseason. Dallas’ keeper had a .929 save percentage in Round 1, which was second-best among goalies with at least five starts.

Unheralded Roope Hintz was lights out in the first round against the Minnesota Wild. He racked up five goals and seven assists for twelve points. Nobody else in the postseason has as many points as him. Teammate Jason Robertson had seven points, while Tyler Seguin and Miro Heiskanen had six each.

Do Kraken Offer Underdog Value?

Seattle is priced as moneyline underdogs in the Kraken vs Stars series odds as they dropped two of three duels on the campaign. Those came in a ten-day stretch in March, with one of the losses occurring in overtime.

Seattle became the first franchise to earn their first playoff series victory versus the reigning Stanley Cup champions. Many fans had their NHL playoff bracket busted, as they expected Seattle to lose. They also became just the second squad ever to score first in all seven games of a series (joining the 2004 Maple Leafs).

Seattle had an offense-by-committee approach against Colorado, with five players registering at least four points, led by Yanni Gourde’s six. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer’s .926 save percentage was exceptional in beating his former team in Colorado.

Kraken vs Stars Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
3/21/2023 DAL 4 – SEA 5 (OT) SEA SEA Over
3/13/2023 SEA 2 – DAL 5 DAL DAL Over
3/11/2023 SEA 3 – DAL 4 (OT) DAL SEA Over
4/23/2022 DAL 3 – SEA 2 DAL SEA Under
4/3/2022 SEA 4 – DAL 1 SEA SEA Under

In the regular season, Stars had the number of Seattle on two of three occasions. In Seattle’s two-year NHL history, they’ve dropped four of six affairs with Big D.

Stars vs Kraken Series Pick & Prediction

Dallas vs Kraken should be a physical, grind-it-out series as Seattle put the NHL on notice that they’re a tough out, despite only playing for two seasons. Dallas was a solid 22-10-9 on home ice this year, where they start the first two games of this series. The Kraken, however, were one of the best road squads in the NHL, going 26-11-4. Three of their four victories against Colorado came away from home.

Stars vs Kraken Head-to-Head Stats

2-0-1 Head-To-Head 1-1-1
47-21-14 (108 points) NHL Regular Season Record 46-28-8 (100 points)
3.50 (6th) Playoff Goals For/GP 2.57 (13th)
2.33 (2nd) Playoff Goals Against/GP 2.71 (6th)
37.5% (4th) Playoff Power Play 14.3% (14th)
81.8% (4th) Playoff Penalty Kill 88.9% (2nd)

Seattle was a very nice story defeating the defending Stanley Cup champs, though Colorado was hobbling with injuries. Dallas is lethal defensively, ranking second-best in goals allowed in the playoffs and third in the regular season. They also have more elite talent up front, and Oettinger is a stronger goalie than Grubauer.

Pick: Dallas Stars Moneyline (-190)


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