The Blue Jackets and Kraken are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Kraken will host the game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Kraken being the favored by -1.5 goals against the Blue Jackets.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS SEATTLE KRAKEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena at 9:00 ET on Sunday, January 28th.

WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Blue Jackets winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Blue Jackets on the moneyline (+185)
  • The Blue Jackets are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can The Blue Jackets Secure a Win at Seattle?

Through 48 games, the Blue Jackets are 15-23-10 and are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, Columbus is in 8th place with a record of 3-13. On the road, the Blue Jackets have gone 6-10-6 this season.

Over their last ten games, Columbus has gone just 3-7 and have lost two of their last three games. As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have gone 14-21-9 this season and have been the underdog in 44 of their 48 games.

On the road this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 16-6 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is at -0.8 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in all but four games and have a puck line record of 28-16 when in that role.

Overall, Columbus has gone 29-19 vs. the puck line, and they come into this game with a two-game puck line win streak. In their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have a puck line mark of 5-5, and they have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games.

Games involving Columbus have an average of 6.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Blue Jackets come in with a record of 25-21-2.

Columbus has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On the offensive side, the Blue Jackets are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 23rd in the league. Coming into the game, the Blue Jackets have a 5-6 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-16.

Columbus will be looking for a good game from Kirill Marchenko who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 76th in the NHL. Marchenko also comes into the game with 10 assists.

The Kraken defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Daniil Tarasov comes into the game having made nine starts this season. So far, his record is 3-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.379%.

Can the Kraken Deliver Being Favored at Home?

At home this season, the Seattle Kraken have gone 10-10-4, and they have been favored in 16 of their 48 games. In the Western Conference, Seattle is in 10th place and 5th place in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 5-5, and they have lost four straight games as the underdog.

Overall, the Kraken have a record of 20-19-10, and they have picked up 50 points. In the Western Conference, Seattle has gone 10-17, and they have gone 6-8 in divisional games. Over their last five games, the Kraken have gone 1-4, and they are 1-2 in their last three games.

So far this season, the Kraken have an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game. In their 48 games as the underdog, Seattle has gone 19-13 against the puck line, including going 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games.

Seattle comes into this game with a puck line record of 26-22, and they have 11 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games at home, the Kraken have gone 6-4 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 15-10 on the road for the season.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Seattle is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 21-24-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Columbus has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Kraken are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 26th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 24th in the league. The Seattle offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 28th in the NHL.

Seattle will be looking for a good game from Jared McCann who leads the team in scoring with 19 goals, ranking 45th in the NHL. McCann also comes into the game with 14 assists.

The Kraken defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Columbus, goalie Philipp Grubauer has started 17 games in this season. His current record is 5-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.476%.