Planning on watching today’s Kraken and Islanders game? Catch the action at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY, as the Islanders hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Islanders as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6 goals.
SEATTLE KRAKEN VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Islanders -1.5
This game will be played at UBS Arena at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS:
- Looking at our projections, the Islanders are expected to take down the Kraken by a score of 4-2.
- Take the Islanders on the moneyline
- The Islanders should also cover at -1.5
Will the Kraken Find a Way to Win in Elmont?
Seattle comes into this game with an overall record of 21-21-10, which has them in 6th place in the Pacific Division and 12th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Kraken have gone 10-12-6 this season and have lost six straight games away from home. As the underdog, Seattle has gone 10-17-7 this year and have lost six straight games when not favored.
In their last ten games, the Kraken have gone just 2-8 and have lost three straight games overall. Over their last five games, Seattle has gone 1-4, and they are 0-3 in their last three games.
Seattle enters this game with a puck line record of 28-24, including going 20-14 against the puck line as the underdog. Their average scoring margin this season sits at -.2 goals per game, and they have 12 wins by multiple goals compared to 17 losses by multiple goals.
On the road, the Kraken are 16-12 against the puck line, including a mark of 5-5 in their last ten road games. In their last five road games, they have gone just 1-4 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 6.1. In total, the Kraken come in with an over/under record of 21-27-4.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Seattle has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. This season, the Kraken are 8-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-13 record.
Seattle’s current leading scorer is Jared McCann. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 38th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 16 assists so far.
New York defense takes on the Kraken ranked 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 34.2 shots per game against New York. They also are 9th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Philipp Grubauer has started 17 games in this season. His current record is 5-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.471%.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Islanders?
At home this season, the Islanders have gone 13-7-7 and are 12-9-4 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, New York is 10th and 5th in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Islanders have a record of 22-18-12 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.
So far this year, the Islanders have been favored in 25 of their 52 games and have gone 15-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. In the Eastern Conference, the Islanders have 56 points and have gone 3-7 in their last ten games.
At home this season, the Islanders have gone 11-16 vs. the puck line, including a 2-1 mark in their last three games. Overall, New York has gone 25-27 vs. the puck line, including 14-11 on the road.
So far, the Islanders have 15 losses by more than one goal and eight wins vs. the puck line as the underdog. In their last ten home games, the team has gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.
This season, New York’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6. The Islanders currently have an over/under record of 29-20-3.
Through their last three road contests, the Kraken offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Seattle posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
Offensively, the Islanders come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 18th position in the league. This season, the Islanders have a 7-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 15-11 record.
The leading scorer for New York’s offense is Brock Nelson. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 28th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.
Defensively, the Islanders are currently 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.2 shots per game against New York. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Goalie Ilya Sorokin comes into the game having made 36 starts this season. So far, his record is 16-12 and he has a save percentage of 1.0%.