Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars 5-2-23 NHL Prediction, Odds and Tips

Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars 5/2/23 – Game 1 of the Second Round features Seattle Kraken versus Dallas Stars. The Kraken were one of the wild card teams in the Western Conference but upset the Colorado Avalanche in a seven-game series to capture their inaugural series win. The Stars won the series in six games to advance to the Second Round and secure victory in their First Round series. Both teams are hoping for a good result and the NHL betting stats are up for the online bettors to place their bets.

Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

Location: American Airlines Center Dallas, TX


Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars 5/2/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +158

Puckline: +1.5 (-175)

Total: 5.5 over (+109)


Moneyline: -175

Puckline: -1.5 (+155)

Total: 5.5 under (-120)

Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars Analysis

The Seattle Kraken are victorious in the first round but hope their offense can improve as only 18 goals were scored throughout the series, including only three during each of the last two games. Yanni Gourde and Jaden Schwartz recorded three goals and eight assists between them, while defenseman Justin Schultz notched one goal and four assists. Unfortunately, the rest of the offense has struggled. Jordan Eberle and Matthew Beniers must step up, given they play such key roles in the forward unit but only registered two goals and two assists in the First Round. Defense was the key to the Kraken’s triumphant performance, allowing only 19 goals and just nine in its final four matches. Adam Larsson and Vince Dunn led their top pairing, while Carson Soucy, Jamie Oleksiak and Justin Schultz provided valuable depth by creating turnovers across three zones and narrowing shooting lanes. Philipp Grubauer stood out during the First Round with an exceptional save percentage and goals-against average of 2.44 for 231 shots taken against him, saving an extraordinary 4.7 goals above his average save percentage.

The Dallas Stars came storming back into First Round action by scoring 21 goals – eight in just the last two games alone. Their offense proved too strong to overcome. Roope Hintz, Jason Robertson and Tyler Seguin have led their top two lines with 11 goals and 14 assists but it has been evident that everyone on offense has contributed. Evgenii Dadonov, Jamie Benn and Mason Marchment have combined for six goals and five assists so far while Miro Heiskanen and Ryan Suter have added eight assists from defense to open up the offense. Defense has carried the Stars this season, only allowing 14 goals with only three allowed over their last three games. Heiskanen and Suter have led the top pairing, while Esa Lindell, Colin Miller, and Jani Hakanpaa have contributed as key members in creating turnovers in the defensive zone to limit shooting lanes and limit scoring chances. Jake Oettinger had an outstanding first round performance, posting an impressive 0.929 save percentage and 2.01 goals-against average on 183 shots for an amazing netminder rating above average with four goals saved above average.

Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars Against the Spread

Under is 4-0 in Kraken last 4 overall. Under is 4-0 in Kraken last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 5-0 in Kraken last 5 games following a win. Under is 4-0 in Kraken last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. Under is 4-0 in Kraken last 4 vs. Western Conference.

Under is 3-0-1 in Stars last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 7-1-1 in the Stars’ last 9 home games. Stars are 7-1 in their last 8 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars Free Pick

Kraken may have less rest, but that could actually work to their advantage as Stars could start slowly after having so much time off, giving Kraken an opening to strike early and take control of this contest. The Kraken have consistently been one of the better road teams this season and proved it in their most recent game when they upset defending Stanley Cup champions on the road in game 7. The Kraken will use their momentum from defeating the reigning champions in series to get off to a quick start in this match according to NHL betting analysts.

Free Pick: Seattle Kraken +158