The Kraken and Flames are set to face off at 9:30 ET on ESPN+. The Flames will host the game at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 5.5 goals, and the Flames are favored by -1.5 vs. the Kraken.

SEATTLE KRAKEN VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:30 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

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

Are the Kraken Ready for a Road Win?

Seattle comes into this game with a 26-23-11 record, which puts them in 12th place in the Western Conference and 6th place in the Pacific Division. On the road, the Kraken are 12-12-6 this season and have won two straight games away from home.

As the underdog, Seattle has gone 14-18-7 this year and will be looking to improve on their 5-5 record in their last ten games. In the Western Conference, the Kraken have gone 11-20 and have won three of their last five games.

On the road this season, the Kraken have a puck line record of 18-12 and an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. In their last three road games, Seattle has gone 2-1 against the puck line.

So far, the Kraken have gone 34-26 against the puck line overall, including a record of 25-14 as the underdog. In their last ten games, Seattle’s puck line record is 7-3.

On average, Seattle’s games have finished with 5.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Kraken come in with an over/under record of 25-31-4.

Across their last three road contests, Seattle has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 2 goals per game.

The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 25th in the league. The Seattle offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 31st in the NHL.

Seattle’s leading scorer is Jared McCann. So far, he has 25 goals which is 31st in the NHL. McCann also comes into the game with 22 assists.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Philipp Grubauer comes into the game having made 22 starts this season. So far, his record is 9-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.565%.

Do the Flames Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Flames have gone 16-13-1, and they have won four straight games at home. In the Pacific Division, Calgary is in 5th place with a record of 8-7, and they are 9th in the Western Conference with a record of 30-25-5. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 7-3, and they have won five straight games.

As the favorite this season, Calgary has gone 14-12-2, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. Against Western Conference opponents, the Flames have gone 18-16 this season. In their last three games, Calgary has gone 3-0, and they have gone 5-0 over their last five games.

Calgary enters this game with a puck line record of 31-29 for the season and a puck line mark of 17-13 on the road. So far, the Flames have had 19 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Overall, Calgary’s average scoring margin is at -.1 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 32 of their games. Their puck line record as the underdog is at 23-9, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Calgary is 6.3. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Flames come in with an over/under record of 34-25-1.

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

On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 16th in the league. The Flames went 15-13 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 14-12.

Calgary’s leading scorer is Blake Coleman. So far, he has 25 goals which is 30th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.

The Flames defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jacob Markstrom gets the start and has made 38 starts this season. His record at this point is 21-15, and his save percentage is 0.898%.