A date with the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final is on the line when the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars do battle in Game 7 on Monday. The Stars were big favorites to win the series and that hasn’t changed because the Stars hold a 59 percent edge in expected goals through six games and the betting market has good reason to think they’ll win the game often. Read on for odds, predictions, and best bets for Game 7 between the Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken.
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Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars: Odds, predictions, and best bet for Game 7
Game 7 Odds
- Seattle Kraken +175
- Dallas Stars -200
Game 7 Prediction
Even though the Kraken don’t look all that good through a statistical lens, Seattle’s playing playoff hockey and getting the job done. It’s not pretty, but it works, and if their depth can come through one more time, the game should be competitive enough. Offense can come from anywhere, as eight different skaters have scored two or more goals in the series for the Kraken, and that hasn’t been easy to manage for head coach Pete DeBoer and the Stars defense who are used to playing against weaker teams that don't score as many goals. Dallas also hasn't been able to hold an edge in shot attempts in the series.
As far as goaltending goes, Philipp Grubauer isn’t going to steal a game for the Kraken, or at least he isn’t likely to do so, but he’s been up to the task for the most part, while Jake Oettinger has been pulled twice and hasn’t had a good game in the series yet. Oettinger can steal a game, but current form matters, and the Kraken have shown that they can get to him. Dallas can still win the game if Oettinger isn’t at his best, but it’ll be tough for them to live up to their pregame odds if that’s the case.
Dallas deserves to be a sizeable favorite, but not -200. By my estimation, the Stars will win the game 62.3 percent of the time and that means they should be priced closer to -165.
Today’s Best Bet
Seattle Kraken (Moneyline) +175
The consensus odds at VSiN show Dallas as a -200 favorite and Seattle a +175 underdog, but there are a wide range of odds across the market. DraftKings Sportsbook is currently offering the best price on the favorite at -190, while some shops have +180 or better available on the underdog.
In other words, the value is on the Kraken at +175, but anyone looking to bet Seattle now should be able to bet them at +180 or better. It’s a bet that will lose often, but the Kraken have defeated the Stars on home ice once already in this series and they’ve won as the underdog three times overall.
All bets tracked via third party app Betstamp.