Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Monday, May 15, 2023
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Where to Watch: ESPN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline: Kraken +160, Stars -190; Over/Under: 6 goals
Bet365: Moneyline: Kraken +170, Stars -200; Over/Under: 6 goals
BetMGM: Moneyline: Kraken +165, Stars -200; Over/Under: 6 goals
Seattle Kraken: 46-28-8 (4th place, Pacific Division)
Dallas Stars: 47-21-14 (2nd place, Central Division)
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Seattle Kraken: 6-4-0 last 10
Dallas Stars: 6-3-1 last 10
Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars Preview and Analysis
The Kraken are entering this game finishing the regular season with 100 points, a 46-28-8 record overall, and they were 26-11-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a win against the Dallas Stars in their last game, winning that one at home 6-3. Jordan Eberle scored 2 goals while Eeli Tolvanen, Matty Beniers, Yanni Gourde, and Tye Kartye each scored 1 goal in that game. Eeli Tolvanen led the team in assists with 2 while Jordan Eberle, Eeli Tolvanen, Yanni Gourde, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Vince Dunn, and Jared McCann each led the team in shots on net in that game with 3. Philipp Grubauer was the starting goalie in that game and he allowed 3 goals on 23 shots with 20 saves and a .870 sv percentage. Their offense has scored 289 goals this season averaging 3.5 goals per game and their defense has allowed their opponents to score 256 goals against them allowing 3.1 goals per game.
The Stars are entering this game finishing the regular season with 108 points, a 47-21-14 record overall, and they were 22-10-9 in their home games this regular season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Seattle Kraken in their last game, losing that one on the road 6-3. Joel Kiviranta, Mason Marchment, and Joe Pavelski each scored 1 goal in that game. Max Domi, Radek Faksa, Thomas Harley, Miro Heiskanen, Jason Robertson, and Tyler Seguin each led the team in assists with 1 while Roope Hintz led the team in shots on net in that game with 4. Jake Oettinger was the starting goalie in that game and he allowed 4 goals on 18 shots with 14 saves and a .778 sv percentage before getting replaced by Scott Wedgewood who allowed 1 goal on 10 shots with 9 saves and a .900 save percentage. Their offense has scored 285 goals this season averaging 3.5 goals per game and their defense has allowed their opponents to score 218 goals against them allowing 2.7 goals per game.
Kraken vs Stars Prediction
The current betting odds have the Stars listed as a big favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. This is game 7 of a 7-game series between the Kraken and the Stars for the 2nd round of the NHL Western Conference playoffs. This series is all tied up 3-3 after the Kraken evened up the series 3-3 with a home win in the last game. They won 6-3 on home ice but now travel to Dallas where the Stars have played really well in the last few games of this series. Their offense has been much better in those home games and they are going to be looking to bounce back after another bad loss to the Kraken in this series. Their last 2 losses against the Kraken in this series were both really bad losses by 3+ goals, but every time that the Stars have lost a game in this series, they have responded with a much better performance and a win in their next game. The Stars are going to do the same in this game as they respond to that bad loss once again but they have also looked a lot better on home ice in this series as their offense has been scoring more goals there. The Stars are going to have another big night on offense here on home ice and they will close out this series with another big win. The best way to place a bet here is on the Stars to win this game and on the puckline as they will end the series 4-3.
Kraken Stars Prediction: Our NHL Pick for Monday, May 15, 2023 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Stars 5 Kraken 2.
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NHL Betting Trends
Seattle Kraken: 53-42 (+17.6 units) on the moneyline in all games. 26-13 (+19.2 units) on the moneyline in a road game where the total is 6 or more. 6-0 OVER in the second round of the playoffs. 24-15 OVER after allowing 3 goals or more 3 straight games.
Dallas Stars: 18-16 (-10.8 units) on the moneyline in a home game where the total is 6 or more. 8-11 (-6.8 units) on the moneyline revenging a loss where the opponent scored 5 or more goals. 13-6 OVER after playing a game where 9 or more total goals were scored. 6-0 OVER in the second round of the playoffs.
Seattle Kraken: D. Sprong (RW) Ques Mon - Upper Body. A. Burakovsky (LW) Out indefinitely - Lower Body. J. Hayden (C) out for season - Lower Body. J. Donskoi (RW) Out indefinitely - Concussion.
Dallas Stars: None.
“We had a goal in mind. We wanted to make sure that we were still one of the six teams alive when we woke up tomorrow morning and have the opportunity to go and play a Game 7. We know the test. We know the challenge. It’ll be a big one, but we’ll be ready.” - Dave Hakstol after his team’s win against the Stars in their game on Saturday, game 6 of this series.
“When the other team is hungry like that in an elimination game and you’re on the road, you got to be at least be the smarter team with the puck. I felt we compounded mistakes and fed their energy in the first period.” - Peter DeBoer after his team’s loss against the Kraken in their game on Saturday, game 6 of this series.
LW Kartye, Tye
C Beniers, Matthew
RW Eberle, Jordan
LD Dunn, Vince
RD Larsson, Adam
G Grubauer, Philipp
LW Robertson, Jason
C Hintz, Roope
RW Pavelski, Joe
LD Suter, Ryan
RD Heiskanen, Miro
G Oettinger, Jake
Points: J. McCann (70)
Goals: J. McCann (40)
Assists: V. Dunn (50)
GAA: P. Grubauer (2.85)
Points: J. Robertson (109)
Goals: J. Robertson (46)
Assists: J. Robertson (63)
GAA: J. Oettinger (2.37)
Seattle Kraken: Dave Hakstol (2nd season)
Dallas Stars: Peter DeBoer (1st season)