Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Kraken versus the Sharks? The puck drops at 10:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. The Kraken come into this Pacific division matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 5.5 goals.

SEATTLE KRAKEN VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 10:30 ET on Monday, April 1st.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Sharks.
  • We like the Sharks on the moneyline (+181)
  • The Sharks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Seattle Stun the Crowd at SAP Center?

Seattle comes into this game as the 12th seed in the Western Conference and 6th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have gone 30-30-13 and 15-26 against the Western Conference. On the road, the Kraken are 14-13-7.

Over their last ten games, Seattle has gone just 2-8 and is currently on a two-game winning streak when favored. As the favorite this season, they have gone 14-8-4.

Seattle enters the game with an overall puck line record of 40-33, including a mark of 21-13 on the road. So far this season, the Kraken have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal.

Overall, Seattle has an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and they have been favored in 26 of their 73 games. Their puck line record as the favorite is 11-15, and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games.

The average goal total for Seattle’s games is sitting at 5.5. The average over/under line for the season is 6. The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 31-38-4.

Across their last three road contests, Seattle has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Kraken come in averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This year, the Kraken have recorded a 12-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-17 record.

Seattle’s current leading scorer is Jared McCann. This season, he has 27 goals, which puts him 43rd in the NHL. McCann also comes into the game with 31 assists.

San Jose defense takes on the Kraken ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 33.8 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 28th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Philipp Grubauer comes into the game having made 28 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.604%.

Will San Jose Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the San Jose Sharks have gone 10-21-4 and are 17-48-8 as the underdog. In the Pacific Division, the Sharks are in 8th place and 16th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, San Jose has gone 1-9 and are 1-4 over their last five games.

Overall, the Sharks have accumulated 42 points on the year, and in games against other Western Conference teams, they have gone 9-32. On the puck line, San Jose is +1.5 and has not been favored in any of their games this season.

San Jose has an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game this season, and they have lost 40 games by more than one goal. Overall, the Sharks’ puck line record is 33-40.

So far, San Jose has been the underdog in all 73 games this season, and their puck line record as the underdog is 33-40. In their last ten home games, the Sharks have a puck line record of 3-7.

The average goal total for San Jose’s games is sitting at 6.3. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 33-37-3.

Seattle has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.2 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. This year, the Sharks have recorded a 1-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-41 record.

San Jose’s current leading scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. This season, he has 20 goals, which puts him 112nd in the NHL. Zetterlund also comes into the game with 16 assists.

The Sharks defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.8 shots per game against San Jose. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood gets the start and has made 36 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-21, and his save percentage is 0.793%.