The Seattle Kraken and the Dallas Stars meet in game one of their Western Conference semi-final series in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Tuesday. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Dallas is a -175 home favorite while Seattle is a +150 road underdog while the total for this game is set at 5.5 goals.
Seattle’s 5-4 OT win back on March 21st, 2023, snapped the Stars’ three-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.
Seattle is 12-4 in their last 16 road games and 7-19 in their last 26 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Dallas is 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 20-6 in their last 26 games overall while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 home games.
I’m backing the Kraken +1.5 here. I just think we’re going to see more tight, physical hockey from these two in what should be another entertaining and long series. The Kraken also managed to go on the road and win three in Colorado and the road team won all three meetings in the regular season between these two. I think at worst it’s a one-goal game if Seattle doesn’t win it outright so give me the Kraken here.