Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken 5-13-23 NHL Analysis, Odds and Picks

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken 5/13/23 – Game 6 of the Second Round pits the Dallas Stars against Seattle Kraken. The Stars had trailed the series 2-1 before winning consecutive games to take an unprecedented 3-2 series advantage. The Kraken have lost Game 5, and now find themselves with no choice but to head home. The Stars will look to advance to the Western Conference Final with a win, while the Kraken hope to even out their series and force a Game 7. The Dallas Stars are predicted to win this game according to the NHL betting lines today.

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken

Date & Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: Climate Pledge Arena Seattle, WA


Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken 5/13/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -143

Puckline: -1.5 (+170)

Total: 5.5 over (-120)


Moneyline: +129

Puckline: +1.5 (-195)

Total: 5.5 under (+109)

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Analysis

The Dallas Stars have taken command of this series with their offense leading the charge – scoring 21 goals including 11 overall in just two games alone. Joe Pavelski, Max Domi and Roope Hintz have combined for 12 goals and 9 assists while contributing greatly to an effective offense. Jamie Benn, Evgenii Dadonov and Jason Robertson have amassed two goals and 12 assists, while defensemen Thomas Harley and Jani Hankanpaa have added two goals and five assists from the point to propel the offense over the top.

Defense has also played a critical role, permitting only five goals over the last two games. Miro Heiskanen and Ryan Suter have provided leadership as top pairs, while Esa Lindell, Jani Hakanpaa, and Thomas Harley have bolstered the unit with timely turnovers in all three zones and limited shots on goal. Jake Oettinger needs to step up as goaltender has struggled greatly throughout this series, allowing 17 goals on 138 shots.

The Kraken are in dire straits in this series despite having an outstanding offense that has scored 19 goals already in this series. Jordan Eberle, Yanni Gourde and Jaden Schwartz have contributed eight goals and five assists between them, but the rest of offense have contributed goals and assists as a unit. Matthew Beniers, Tye Kartye, and Alexander Wennberg have combined for three goals and six assists so far this season while Vince Dunn and Justin Schultz have contributed two goals and seven assists from defense to open up the offense.

The Kraken’s offense is good but the defense has not been great, allowing 21 goals during this series. Adam Larsson, Vince Dunn and Jamie Oleksiak have led their top two pairings well; however, the rest of their unit has struggled significantly, allowing the Stars to find open shots on net at will. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer has also experienced difficulty, conceding 19 goals on 140 shots.

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’ last 5 games. Dallas are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games. Dallas are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Seattle. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas’ last 9 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle’s last 8 games against Dallas. Seattle are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Free Pick

The Kraken are trying to force a Game 7 by winning Game 6 on their home ice, but the Stars appear determined to take control of this series and hope to dominate Game 6. The Stars, who have scored 21 goals so far in this series, should continue their scoring success with Joe Pavelski, Roope Hintz and their forward unit establishing strong offensive zone presence and creating open shots through creative passes. The NHL betting experts expected Dallas to come out on top of this match as road favorites.

Free Pick: Dallas Stars -143