Betting on today’s Wild and Kraken game? Catch the action at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA, as the Kraken hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Kraken are -1.5 goal favorite to win at home against the Wild.

MINNESOTA WILD VS SEATTLE KRAKEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Kraken picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Kraken on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Wild (+1.5)

Can The Wild Secure a Win at Seattle?

As the 10th-ranked team in the Western Conference, the Minnesota Wild have gone 27-24-6 this season. In the Central Division, they are in 6th place with a record of 5-9. On the road, Minnesota has gone 13-13-2, and they have been the underdog in 32 of their 57 games.

Over their last ten games, the Wild have gone 6-4, and they are 2-1 in their last three games. For the season, they have been the underdog in 32 games and have gone 11-18-3 when not favored.

On the season, the Wild have gone 30-27 against the puck line, including a road mark of 16-12. In their last ten games, Minnesota’s puck line record is 5-5.

So far, the Wild have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 9 wins by one goal. In their 32 games as the underdog, Minnesota’s scoring margin sits at -0.7 goals per game.

Games involving Minnesota have an average of 6.5 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Wild come in with a record of 27-26-4.

In their last three road games, Minnesota has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. This season, the Wild are 15-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-14 record.

Minnesota’s current leading scorer is Joel Eriksson Ek. This season, he has 28 goals, which puts him 18th in the NHL. Eriksson Ek also comes into the game with 25 assists.

Defensively, the Kraken are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury comes into the game having made 23 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.645%.

Will Seattle Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Kraken have gone 12-9-5, and they are 11-4-4 when favored. In the Pacific Division, Seattle is in 5th place, and they are 11th in the Western Conference with 59 points. Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 5-5.

Overall, Seattle is 24-21-11, and they have gone 7-9 against division opponents. Against the Western Conference, the Kraken have gone 11-18. In their last five games, Seattle has gone 3-2, and they have won three straight games when listed as the underdog.

Seattle comes into this game with a puck line record of 31-25, including a mark of 13-13 at home. So far this year, the Kraken have 14 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal.

Over their last 10 games at home, Seattle has gone 6-4 against the puck line. Overall, the Kraken have been the underdog in 37 games and have a puck line mark of 23-14 in those games.

This season, Seattle’s games have an average of 5.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Kraken come in with an over/under performance of 23-29-4.

Minnesota has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 24th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 10-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-13 record.

Seattle’s leading scorer is Jared McCann. So far, he has 25 goals which is 26th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 20 assists so far.

The Kraken defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Minnesota, goalie Joey Daccord has started 35 games in this season. His current record is 16-11, and his save percentage stands at 0.925%.