Stars vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Stars vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken hit the ice Sunday in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Climate Pledge Arena, starting at 9:30 PM ET on TBS, SportsNet, and TVAS. The teams are tied 1-1 in the series. The Stars are favored, with -145 moneyline odds, in this matchup with the Kraken, who have +123 moneyline odds.

Stars vs. Kraken Odds

  • Favorite: Stars (-145)
  • Underdog: Kraken (+123)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This matchup between the Stars and Kraken will begin on Sunday, May 7, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Stars vs. Kraken

The Stars and Kraken will take to the ice at Climate Pledge Arena for this matchup on May 7, and if you’d 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 TBS, SportsNet, and TVAS.

Who Will Win Stars vs. Kraken?

Stars and Kraken Betting Trends

  • Dallas and its opponent have combined to score more than 5.5 goals in 45 of 90 games this season.
  • Seattle has played 53 games this season that ended with more than 5.5 goals.
  • The teams average seven goals per game combined, 1.5 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these two teams put up 5.7 goals per game combined, 0.2 more than this game’s total.
  • The Stars have been a moneyline favorite 67 times this season, and have gone 41-26 in those games.
  • The Kraken have won 23, or 45.1%, of the 51 games they have played as an underdog this season.

Stars Stats & Insights

  • The Stars offense’s 281 total goals (3.4 per game) are ranked seventh in the league this year.
  • On defense, the Stars have been one of the best squads in NHL competition, giving up 215 goals to rank third.
  • The team’s goal differential is fourth-best in the league at +66.
  • The Stars have a 10.7% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking seventh in the NHL.
  • The Stars average 20.1 hits and 14 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Stars have gone 7-1-2 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They have put up 35 goals during that time.
  • On the defensive side, the Stars have given up 22 goals (2.2 per game) in those 10 outings.

Kraken Stats & Insights

  • The Kraken have scored the fourth-most goals (289 goals, 3.5 per game) in the league.
  • The Kraken’s 252 total goals allowed (3.1 per game) rank 14th in the NHL.
  • They have a +37 goal differential, which is 10th-best in the league.
  • The Kraken’s collective 11.6% shooting percentage ranks second in the league.
  • The Kraken have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Kraken have gone 5-5-0 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They have totaled 26 goals during that time.
  • Defensively, the Kraken have given up 27 goals (2.7 per game) in those 10 outings.

Stars Key Players to Watch

  • A leading contributor this season for Dallas, Jason Robertson has scored 109 points in 82 games (46 goals and 63 assists).
  • Jamie Benn is another top contributor for Dallas with 78 points (one per game), scoring 33 goals and adding 45 assists.
  • Jake Oettinger has a record of 37-11-11. He has allowed 144 goals (2.37 goals against average) and racked up 1632 saves.

Kraken Key Players to Watch

  • Jared McCann is an important part of the offense for Seattle, with 70 points this season. He has put up 40 goals and 30 assists in 79 games.
  • Vince Dunn is crucial for Seattle’s offense with 64 total points (0.8 per game), including 14 goals and 50 assists through 81 games.
  • Martin Jones has an .886 save percentage (44th in the league), with 1014 total saves, while conceding 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: None
  • 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:

    Kraken (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Kraken 4 – Stars 3

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