The Kraken and Oilers are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Oilers will host the game at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Oilers are the home favorites against the Kraken in a Pacific division matchup.
SEATTLE KRAKEN VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5
This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.
WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:
- According to our analysis, we anticipate the Oilers to win this one with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Oilers on the moneyline
- The Oilers should also cover at -1.5
Will Seattle Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Seattle comes into this game with a record of 19-16-9 and sits in 10th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, the Kraken are in 6th place. On the road this season, Seattle has gone 10-8-6 and have lost their last two games away from home.
As the underdog, the Kraken have gone 10-13-7 this season and have lost two straight games when not favored. Over their last ten games, Seattle has gone 8-2, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2. In the Western Conference, the Kraken have gone 9-15 this season.
On the season, the Kraken have a puck line record of 25-19, and they have gone 15-9 against the puck line on the road. In their last ten games, Seattle has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.
So far, the Kraken have 10 wins by multiple goals compared to 9 wins by just one goal. In their last three games, Seattle has gone 1-2 vs. the puck line.
This season, Seattle’s games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Kraken currently have an over/under record of 19-22-3.
Through their last three road games, Seattle has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
Offensively, the Kraken come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 23rd position in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 8-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-9 record.
Seattle’s leading goal scorer is Jared McCann. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 43rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 11 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Joey Daccord gets the start and has made 25 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-6, and his save percentage is 0.903%.
Can the Oilers Secure a Win at Home?
At home this season, the Oilers have been dominant, going 12-6-1. Over their last ten games, they have won ten straight games. In the Pacific division, Edmonton is in 4th place, and in the Western Conference, they are in 7th place. So far this season, the Oilers have gone 24-15-1.
When favored, the Oilers have gone 21-10-1 this season, and they have won eight straight games as the favorite. Over their last five games, Edmonton is 5-0.
When favored, the Oilers have gone 15-17 against the puck line this season. Overall, they have gone 18-22 against the puck line, including going 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.
So far this season, the Oilers have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. In their 32 games as the favorite, their average scoring margin is just one goal per game.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Edmonton is 6.5. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.7. The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 18-19-3.
In their last three games away from home, the Kraken have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Oilers have a 16-8 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-6.
Edmonton will be looking for a good game from Zach Hyman who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 8th in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 16 assists.
Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 29 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-9, and his save percentage is 0.854%.