Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken 4/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center. The Seattle Kraken look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Stars look to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Seattle Kraken are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 26 goals, Vince Dunn has 27 assists, and Jordan Eberle has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 154 goals on 1,417 shots faced, and Chris Driedger has allowed 66 goals on 640 shots.

The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 38 goals, Joe Pavelski has 50 assists and Tyler Seguin has 210 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Braden Holtby has allowed 61 goals on 700 shots faced, and Jake Oettinger has allowed 108 goals on 1,243 shots.

The Kraken are 10-25 in their last 35 road games and 17-35 in their last 52 overall. The Stars are 23-10 in their last 33 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Kraken last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Stars last 4 home games.

The Seattle Kraken aren’t a team I make a habit of backing, and them being on the end of a back to back here doesn’t help matters. However, the Kraken are playing some of their best hockey of the season and the defense has improved during this stretch. Also, the Dallas Stars are having a rough week and have lost four of their last five games overall. We’re getting a massive plus money price. I’ll take a shot with the Kraken.

Author: Lucy Green