Betting on today’s Kraken and Sabres game? Catch the action at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY, as the Sabres hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Sabres are favored to win at home against the Kraken.
SEATTLE KRAKEN VS BUFFALO SABRES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Buffalo Sabres -1.5
This game will be played at KeyBank Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.
WHY BET THE BUFFALO SABRES:
- Our projections indicate that the Sabres should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Sabres on the moneyline
- The Sabres should also cover at -1.5
Will Seattle Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
Heading into today’s game, the Seattle Kraken have won six straight games and have gone 8-2 in their last ten games. Overall, they sit in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 16-14-9. In the Pacific Division, they are in 5th place and have gone 6-7 against divisional opponents.
On the road this season, the Kraken are 7-6-6, and as the underdog, they have gone 9-11-7. In games where they have been the underdog, Seattle has won three straight games.
Seattle enters this game with a puck line record of 22-17 and has gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this season, the Kraken have been the underdog in 27 games and have an underdog puck line record of 18-9.
On the road, Seattle has gone 12-7 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.6 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Kraken have gone 6-4 against the puck line.
On average, Seattle’s games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Kraken come in with an over/under record of 16-20-3.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Seattle has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. Seattle’s offense is currently ranked 20th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the league.
Seattle’s current leading scorer is Jared McCann. This season, he has 14 goals, which puts him 65th in the NHL. McCann also comes into the game with 8 assists.
In terms of defense, the Sabres head into the game ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Buffalo. So far, they are 27th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Joey Daccord has started 21 games this season. His current record stands at 10-5, and his save percentage is 0.854%.
Is a Home Win Possible for Buffalo?
At home this season, Buffalo is 8-9-1 and have gone 12-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Overall, the Sabres are 17-19-4 and are in 14th place in the conference.
Over their last ten games, Buffalo has gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. For the season, the Sabres have been favored in 13 of their 40 games and have gone 7-5-1 in those games.
Buffalo enters the game with a puck line record of 20-20 and has gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last 10 games. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at -0.4 goals per game.
So far this season, the Sabres have been favored in 13 games and have gone just 3-10 against the puck line in those contests. Overall, Buffalo has 12 wins by more than one goal compared to 14 losses by multiple goals.
For the season, Buffalo’s games have finished with an average of 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.5. Overall, the Sabres have an over/under record of 17-22-1.
In their last three road games, Seattle has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
On the offensive side, the Sabres are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 19th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 8th in the league. So far this year, the Sabres are 11-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-8 in games with fewer shots on goal.
Buffalo will be looking for a good game from Jeff Skinner who leads the team in scoring with 16 goals, ranking 30th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 15 assists so far.
Defensively, the Sabres come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Buffalo. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Devon Levi has started 17 games this season. His current record stands at 8-6, and his save percentage is 0.621%.