Kraken Gets Third Crack at Stars in 10 Days
The Seattle Kraken have lost four out of their last five games, including a pair of losses to the Dallas Stars. It’s safe to say that Seattle has a lot of experience but the results haven’t ended well for them.
Dallas, including those wins, has won four out of its last six coming into this. Is Dallas the logical play here versus the NHL betting odds?
Seattle Possibly Without Grubauer
In case you missed the NHL news, the Kraken might be without lead goaltender Philipp Grubauer in this one. He left the team’s latest affair against the Edmonton Oilers, but the good news is it’s more illness than injury.
Martin Jones has been capable in the crease for Seattle this season, but March hasn’t been kind to him. He’s currently 0-2-0 in March with an ugly 5.70 goals-against average and a .807 save percentage.
If you bet online, note that his downtrend started in February where he was 1-3-0 with a 3.73 GAA and a .861 save percentage. The team has dropped six of his last eight starts, so if he’s in net, you might be better off avoiding the Kraken with your NHL pick.
Stars Looking for Third Straight Against Kraken
The Dallas Stars will aim for a third straight victory against the Kraken on Tuesday and if their offense performs the same way, they’ll likely come away with a win. The Stars scored nine goals in the two meetings last week.
The team is backstopped by Jake Oettinger, who is 30-10-10 with a 2.46 GAA and a .918 save percentage.
However, the team has mostly won in spite of him more than because of him of late. If you are placing your sports bets here, know that he has an .895 save percentage this month.
Oettinger’s allowed at least three goals in six of his last seven games. He’s not playing particularly well. The good news here is that Seattle doesn’t look rock-solid in net, either.
Kraken vs Stars Game Injuries
Kraken vs Stars Head-to-Head
The Kraken have met with the Stars twice this season with both coming in the past month. Both of those matchups saw Dallas win.
Kraken vs Stars Game Information
- Game: Kraken (38-24-7) vs Stars (38-19-13)
- Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Day/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Kraken vs Stars Live Stream: NHL.TV
Kraken vs Stars Betting Lines
Kraken vs Stars Picks and Prediction
Seattle is slumping and Dallas is playing well, so you might want to go with Dallas in the sportsbook. At the same time, the over looks like the better option.
The Stars aren’t getting great play out of Oettinger right now. Meanwhile, the Kraken have some issues in net themselves.
These two teams met twice just about a week ago and both games saw at least seven goals. We should see the same here.
Dallas is listed at -160 in our Vegas lines. So, if you wager $100 on the Stars, there’s a chance to win $63. Seattle is +140 with a chance to win $140 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Kraken a 41.67% chance to win, with the Stars at 61.54%.