Kraken vs Stars Prediction - NHL Picks 12/18/23

Dallas Stars (17-8-4) vs Seattle Kraken (10-14-8)

Game Info: Monday, December 18, 2023 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -217 / Seattle Kraken +170 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the American Airlines Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Kraken vs Stars prediction.

Kraken Coming Off Another Loss

The Kraken faced off against the Los Angeles Kings in the last game and they scored only two goals and that led to the loss. The defense wasn’t awful, but they couldn’t get the goals in the shootout. The Kraken on the season is averaging 2.69 goals while their defense is giving up 3.16 goals per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league. Oliver Bjorkstrand is having a big season and he has scored 10 goals and added 15 assists so far this season. The Kraken are 12th in the West with 28 points, the same as the Minnesota Wild.

Stars Coming Off An Overtime Loss

The Stars faced off against the St Louis Blues in the last game and the offense scored three goals, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated in overtime. Scott Wedgewood started in goal and he stopped 30 of the 34 shots that he faced. The Stars on the season are averaging 3.48 goals while their defense is giving up 3.14 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th while the defense is ranked 14th. Joe Pavelski has scored 13 goals and added 14 assists so far this season. Stars are 6th in the West with 38 points and are level with The Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets.

Kraken vs Stars Betting Prediction

The Kraken are on the road and they are going to struggle again here. The Kraken are averaging 2.69 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Stars are averaging 3.48 goals per game and they are going to score at least four or five goals here. The Kraken won’t be keeping up and the Stars are going to get the job done. Back the Stars on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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