Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Kraken versus the Rangers? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Rangers being the favored team playing at home against the Kraken.


The Pick: New York Rangers -1.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.


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

Will Seattle Be The Talk of Madison Square Garden?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Kraken are 9th in the Western Conference with 47 points and a record of 19-15-9. On the road, Seattle has gone 10-7-6 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 9-1 and have won four of their last five games. As the underdog, Seattle has gone 10-12-7 this season.

Seattle enters the game with an overall puck line record of 25-18, including a mark of 15-8 against the puck line on the road. Their average scoring differential for the season sits at -.1 goals per game.

The Kraken have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games and 4-1 in their previous five games. So far, they have 19 puck line wins as the underdog.

For the season, Seattle’s games have finished with an average of 5.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Kraken have an over/under record of 18-22-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Seattle has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 26th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. This year, the Kraken have recorded a 8-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-9 record.

Seattle’s current leading scorer is Jared McCann. This season, he has 16 goals, which puts him 50th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 10 assists so far.

The Rangers defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Chris Driedger has started one games this season. His current record stands at 1-0, and his save percentage is 0.223%.

Can New York Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, the Rangers have gone 14-6-0, and overall, they are 27-13-2. In the Eastern Conference, New York is in 3rd place and 1st in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 4-6, and in their last five games, they have gone 1-4. So far this season, they have been favored in 34 of their 42 games and have gone 22-11-1 as the favorite.

For the season, the Rangers have scored 131 goals and allowed 110. In their last three games, they have gone 1-2, and they have a record of 15-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Against divisional foes, New York is 7-4.

At home, the Rangers have a puck line record of 7-13, and their average scoring margin at home is +.4 goals per game. So far, New York has been favored in 34 games, and their puck line record when favored is 12-22.

Overall, the Rangers have 15 wins by more than one goal, and their puck line record for the season is 19-23. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is 4-6, and their puck line losing streak is at five games.

Games involving New York have an average of 6.2 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Rangers come in with a record of 21-18-3.

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

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 13th in the league. This season, the Rangers are 20-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-3 record.

New York’s leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 27 goals which is 4th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 32 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin comes into the game having made 27 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.874%.