Stars vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Stars vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken hit the ice for the first game of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Tuesday, May 2, beginning at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS. The Stars are listed with -199 moneyline odds against the Kraken (+165).

Stars vs. Kraken Odds

  • Favorite: Stars (-199)
  • Underdog: Kraken (+165)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Stars vs. Kraken and when does it start?

This game between the Stars and Kraken is set to start on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Stars vs. Kraken

The Stars and Kraken will lace up the skates at American Airlines Center for this matchup on May 2, and if you would like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS.

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Who Will Win Stars vs. Kraken?

Stars and Kraken Betting Trends

  • Dallas’ games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 43 times.
  • Seattle has played 51 games this season with over 5.5 goals.
  • These two teams score seven goals per game combined, 1.5 more than this match’s over/under.
  • Combined, these teams allow 5.7 goals per game, 0.2 more than this match’s over/under.
  • The Stars have gone 40-25 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • This season the Kraken have won 22 of the 49 games, or 44.9%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars create the seventh-most goals in the league, averaging 3.4 per game for a total of 281 this season.
  • The Stars are ranked third in league play for the fewest goals against this season, having given up 215 total goals (2.6 per game).
  • The team’s goal differential is fourth-best in the league at +66.
  • The Stars convert 10.7% of their shots, ranking seventh in the NHL.
  • The Stars’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 20.1 hits and 14 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Stars have earned 85.0% of the possible points with an 8-1-1 record.
  • They are scoring at a 3.4 goals-per-game average (34 total) over that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Stars have given up 17 goals (1.7 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Kraken Stats & Insights

  • The Kraken have scored the fourth-most goals (289 goals, 3.5 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Kraken’s 252 total goals given up (3.1 per game) rank 14th in the NHL.
  • Their +37 goal differential is 10th-best in the league.
  • The Kraken’s collective 11.6% shooting percentage ranks second in the league.
  • The Kraken have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 22 hits and 13.7 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 games, the Kraken have gone 5-5-0 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They are scoring at a 2.4 goals-per-game average (24 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive end, the Kraken have given up 2.4 goals per game (24 total) over those 10 matchups.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • Jason Robertson has been vital to Dallas this season, with 109 points in 82 games.
  • Through 82 games, Jamie Benn has 33 goals and 45 assists.
  • Jake Oettinger (37-11-11) has a goals against average of 2.4 on the season, and 1632 saves. His .919 save percentage is sixth-best in the league.

Kraken Key Players to Watch

  • Seattle’s Jared McCann has totaled 30 assists and 40 goals in 79 games, good for 70 points.
  • Seattle’s Vince Dunn has racked up 64 total points (0.8 per game), with 14 goals and 50 assists.
  • Martin Jones has an .886 save percentage (44th in the league), with 1014 total saves, while giving up 131 goals (3.0 goals against average). He has put together a 27-13-3 record between the posts for Seattle this season.

Stars vs. Kraken Injuries

  • Stars: Joe Pavelski: Probable (Concussion)
  • Kraken: Andre Burakovsky: Out (Lower Body), Joonas Donskoi: Out (Upper Body), Jared McCann: Out (Undisclosed), John Hayden: Out (Lower Body)

Stars vs. Kraken Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Stars (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Stars 4 – Kraken 2

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