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Adam Larsson #6 of the Seattle Kraken features in our Stars vs. Kraken prediction.
Adam Larsson #6 of the Seattle Kraken scores a goal during the second period against the Dallas Stars in Game Five on May 11. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP

The Seattle Kraken have their backs against the wall as they’re looking to stay alive and force a Game 7. Read on for our Dallas Stars vs. Kraken prediction based on the best NHL odds.

The Kraken took two of the first three games of this series from the Stars, but Dallas stormed back with two blowout victories to take a 3-2 series stranglehold heading into Game 6.

Here is our best Stars vs. Kraken picks (odds via BetRivers; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Stars vs. Kraken pick

Over 5.5 goals (-117 via BetRivers) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Stars and Kraken have combined for 40 goals through five games in this series with at least six goals in each contest. In fact, three of the five games had nine goals thus far.

Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger has struggled a bit in these playoffs with a .907 SV% and 2.65 GAA in 11 games after posting a .919 SV% and 2.37 GAA in the regular season.

Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer had a terrific opening series against the Colorado Avalanche, allowing just 17 goals in seven games with a .926 SV%. However, he’s struggled against the Stars with a .864 SV% (19 goals on 140 shots), including four or more goals allowed in four of the five games.

At 5-on-5 play, there have been 31 total goals on just over 20 expected goals, per Natural Stat Trick. Both teams are generating offense and the goalies haven’t been good enough to keep these games Under the total.

Stars vs. Kraken best odds

BetRivers (-118)

Over 5.5Over 5.5Over 5.5Over 5.5Over 5.5

The oddsmakers haven’t budged in the total market all series long and we have another set at 5.5 goals on Saturday night. BetRivers is offering the best price, although there isn’t much difference across the board.

Stars vs. Kraken odds

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Stars vs. Kraken odds analysis

The total opened at 6 at some books but even with most of the cash and tickets coming in on the Over, it has settled at 5.5 across the board.

Money is also coming in on the Stars with nearly three-quarters of the cash and just barely more than half of the tickets. Dallas is up to -165 after opening at -150.

Stars vs. Kraken game info

  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA

Stars-Kraken pick made 5/13/23 at 3 p.m. ET.

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